Environmental Justice

NJDEP Proposes Environmental Justice Rule

Posted: July 6th, 2022

New Jersey Department of Environmental Projection (NJDEP) has published a rule proposal for its Environmental Justice (EJ) program that would require facilities to address environmental and public health impacts they may have on overburdened communities (OBC) while obtaining a permit […]

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OLEM EJ Action Plan – What Does the Future Hold?

Posted: February 7th, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Environmental Justice (EJ) Draft Action Plan was released on January 5, 2022 in response to President Biden’s two executive orders (EO), EO 13985 and EO […]

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Ambient Monitoring Networks and Environmental Justice

Posted: August 5th, 2021

In May 2021 the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) virtually presented the Air Quality Measurements Conference.  Amongst the many discussions around the advancements in measurements of air quality, the most common themes revolved around the advancement of citizen-science air […]

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Environmental Justice Policy in the U.S.

Posted: April 21st, 2021

Since the Biden administration took office on January 20th, the topic of Environmental Justice (EJ), along with Climate Change, has jumped to the forefront of the U.S. Environmental Agenda. It seems like almost every communication from the administration related to […]

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New Jersey Environmental Justice and Air Quality Permitting

Posted: February 11th, 2021

New Jersey’s new Environmental Justice Law (effective September 18, 2020), N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157 requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to evaluate the potential impacts of certain facilities on environmental and public health stressors in overburdened communities (OBC) when […]

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