Emerging Environmental Justice Concerns For California Companies
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, environmental justice is
the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
While a focus on environmental justice isn't new, both federal and state governments have struggled to identify concrete action to address the reality of persistent disproportionate impacts from environmental stressors.
However, both California and the Biden administration are now focused on taking concrete, verifiable and comprehensive actions to address persistent environmental inequities and also address climate justice.
In my recent Law360 article, I discuss recent regulatory and enforcement efforts by both the Biden administration and the state of California, and further provides guidance for companies seeking to understand how environmental justice issues may affect them.
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