Environmental Justice

Massachusetts & New York Cumulative Impact Rules

Posted: April 27th, 2023

Cumulative impacts, in the context of environmental justice (EJ), refer to a proposed project’s direct environmental impact across all media (air, water, waste, etc.) in conjunction with other nearby sources and existing social stressors in the surrounding communities. This impact […]

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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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