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The Biden-Harris Administration’s Environmental Justice Policy Agenda: What Companies Need to Know

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In its first six months, the Biden Administration has taken tangible steps to advance environmental justice (EJ) across the federal government. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) have...more

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Biden Boosts EPA’s Budget by Billions

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In a move fitting for a catchy article title, in late May President Biden’s administration released its proposed budget for EPA for fiscal year 2022 (“FY2022”) (EPA’s fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30)....more

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Environmental Notes - July 2021

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Can you still build a bulkhead along the shoreline in coastal Virginia to protect your property? Well, it depends, but now the answer is more likely to be “no.” Major changes to how Virginia tidal waterfront property owners...more

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The Reemergence of the Social Cost of Carbon as an Important Policy Tool in Tackling Climate Change

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In January 2021, President Biden signed an executive order "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis." This order provided a clear signal that the Biden administration...more

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Climate-Related Financial Risk: (Net) Zeroing in on Key Private Equity Considerations under the Biden Administration’s Executive...

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On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk, which outlines various initiatives to promote policies related to physical and transition risks associated with climate change and...more

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Congress Cancels Trump-era Methane Rule Amendments, Restoring Prior Standards

Yesterday evening, President Biden signed Congress’s resolution to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reject a September 2020 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that rescinded methane emission standards...more

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Hope is not a strategy when it comes to fixing the Clean Water Act

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Bloomberg News reports this morning that the Justice Department has now done in California what it did in Massachusetts a few weeks ago, asking a Federal Court to end litigation challenging the Trump Administration EPA's...more

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Implementing President Biden’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

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On May 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. The Executive Order seeks "to advance consistent, clear, intelligible, comparable, and accurate disclosure of climate-related...more

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Follow the Money – What the Biden Budget Tells Us About Environmental Priorities

On April 9, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget sent the Biden Administration’s Discretionary Budget Request to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D.-VT, chairman of the Appropriations Committee (Biden Budget) This $1.5 Trillion...more

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Interim Update on Biden Administration Climate Change Initiatives

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Interim Update on Biden Administration Climate Change Initiatives - The last edition of the Climate Report discussed President Biden's signing, on his first day in office, of an instrument for the United States to re-join...more

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President Biden’s “Climate-Related Financial Risk” Executive Order Pushes Forward on the Administration’s ESG Commitments

On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order to address predicted financial instability in the federal government as a result of climate change. This Executive Order showcases a dramatic change in how the Biden...more

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Energy, Environment, and Resource Agencies Release FY2022 Budget

On May 29, 2021, the Biden administration released its full FY2022 budget request. Several key energy and environmental agencies, including the Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Energy (DOE) and the...more

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Environmental Justice and Why You Should Care

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“Environmental Justice” is the concept that all people - regardless of race, color, national origin, or income - should receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation,...more

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Interior Releases 30 by 30 Conservation Report

Today the Department of the Interior released their report “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” which outlines the first steps to conserve 30% of lands and waters by 2030. The 30 by 30 conservation initiative is...more

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Environmental Justice is a Top Priority

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When environmental lobbyists are asked to discuss the topics to watch for 2021-2022, the answer almost always includes one broadly encompassing topic: Environmental Justice. While the term “Environmental Justice” or “EJ” is...more

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The Biden-Harris Administration’s “Whole of Government” Approach to Combating Climate Change: Who You Heard From at the Climate...

President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate has wrapped up. The event saw world leaders highlighting their countries’ respective climate commitments, calling for collective action, and attending breakout sessions designed to...more

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New U.S. Paris Agreement Pledge Sets Aggressive Target and Offers Clues for Business Planning and Advocacy Efforts on Climate...

Key Points - On Earth Day, the Biden-Harris administration announced a new target for the United States to achieve a 50 to 52 percent reduction in economy-wide GHG emissions by 2030, which constitutes the country’s new NDC...more

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Infrastructure Plan Relies On Federal Loan Programs

On March 31, 2021, President Biden released one of his most significant policy initiatives, the American Jobs Plan. The eight-year, over $2 trillion plan proposes large investments in a broadened scope of infrastructure. In...more

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Environmental Justice to Play Significant Role in Air Permitting Process Under Biden Administration

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Although environmental justice (EJ) is not a new concept in the context of air permitting, the Biden administration’s increased focus on identifying and addressing disproportionate environmental impacts on low-income...more

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At Earth Day Summit, Biden Commits United States to Ambitious Goal of Cutting Emissions by Half by 2030 as the European Union...

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Over April 22nd and 23rd, the Biden administration hosted 40 world leaders in a climate summit coinciding with Earth Day. The leaders announced a variety of pledges and ambitions relating to curbing greenhouse gas emissions...more

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Biden Administration Highlights Commitment to Addressing Climate Change at International Summit

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In an extended Earth Day event, President Biden hosted the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate (“Summit”) on April 22 and 23, seeking to unite nations around the world in the goal of reducing global greenhouse gas (“GHG”)...more

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Key Takeaways from the Climate Leaders Summit

Biden Promises to Cut U.S. Emissions in Half from 2005 Levels - The Biden administration kicked off their two-day Climate Leaders’ Summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, and concluded the event on April 23, 2021. The intent...more

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Environmental Justice Rises to the Forefront of EPA Policy

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EPA and OMB issue directives and propose an initial budget for the Biden Administration’s EJ initiatives - With the Biden Administration’s appointees now in place, environmental justice (EJ) is moving to the forefront of...more

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Biden-Harris Administration’s ‘All of Government’ Approach to Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Justice

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The Biden-Harris administration has set its sights on an ambitious environmental policy agenda, focusing on climate change and environmental justice as key initiatives, and intends to implement its agenda through an “all of...more

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USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry: Request for Comments

Fluctuating water supply and reliability throughout the U.S. has the potential to have major implications for rural communities, farmers, agricultural operators, ranchers, forest owners, and other stakeholders. Adapting to...more

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