Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Concerns in Air Permitting

Posted: February 22nd, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Air and Radiation identified eight principles addressing environmental justice in Clean Air Act (CAA) permitting decisions in a December 22, 2022 Memorandum authored by Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Joseph Goffman. U.S. […]

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Environmental Justice: Looking Ahead to 2023

Posted: January 12th, 2023

If 2021 was the year of planning discussions and a lot of talk related to environmental justice (EJ), 2022 was the year where those plans began to be put into action. In 2022, we saw documents on how to enforce […]

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Environmental Justice Tools Update: EJScreen 2.1 and CEJST 1.0

Posted: December 7th, 2022

U.S. EPA Releases EJScreen 2.1 On October 11, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released a new version of their EJScreen tool, EJScreen 2.1. EJScreen is an environmental justice (EJ) screening and mapping tool that combines environmental and […]

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U.S. EPA OLEM September 2022 EJ Action Plan: What you need to know

Posted: November 3rd, 2022

In September 2022 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) published their Environmental Justice (EJ) Plan – EJ Action Plan: Building Up Environmental Justice in EPA’s Land Protection and Cleanup Programs. Back […]

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ECHO and ECHO Notify: Do you know what data is out there?

Posted: October 12th, 2022

With different industries continuing to either expand their current facilities or build new facilities, public awareness and scrutiny has increased dramatically over the past few years. The public has started looking into different factors associated with facilities – including a […]

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Another National EJ Tool – Environmental Justice Index

Posted: September 16th, 2022

On August 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a nation-wide place-based Environmental Justice (EJ) tool: the Environmental Justice Index (EJI). This tool aims to quantify the impact of environmental burden on communities from the […]

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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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