Environmental Justice 2.0 — An Enforcement Priority

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 12:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently been emphasizing environmental justice in a variety of contexts, suggesting that it may come to play a more significant role in environmental enforcement and permitting decisions and requiring additional planning by the regulated community.

The EPA’s recent emphases on environmental justice include a series of general pronouncements;[1] the draft methodology for environmental justice analysis developed for the Definition of Solid Waste rule; the recent proposal of environmental justice as a candidate enforcement priority; and the announced development of guidance...
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