3 Environmental Enforcement Trends To Watch Under Biden

By Lanny Breuer, Mark Finucane and Jennifer Saperstein (January 3, 2021, 12:02 PM EST) -- The incoming Biden administration has made clear that addressing climate change and mitigating the effects of environmental harm are top priorities. Among the ways the Biden administration is poised to effect these priorities is through a significant uptick in criminal and civil enforcement of U.S. environmental laws.

In this article, we discuss how we expect to see environmental justice playing an increasingly prominent role in enforcement resolutions; stricter scrutiny of companies' compliance programs with respect to environmental laws; and new risks relating to potential environmental disclosure requirements.

Background

According to data summarized by the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and...

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