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U.S. Department of Justice Resumption of Supplemental Environmental Projects: National Association of Clean Air Agencies Submits...

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (“NACAA”) submitted comments on a memorandum issued on May 5th by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) titled: Guidelines and Limitations for Settlement...more

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Supplemental Environmental Projects: Environmental Settlement Tool Poised to Advance Environmental Justice

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Future federal environmental settlements are likely to include more creative remedies to address the impacts of violations on communities, thanks to recent policy changes at the US Department of Justice (DOJ)....more

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Interim SEP Rulemaking To Reinstate SEPS Facing Opposition From Chamber of Commerce, GOP

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While the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has sought to return Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) to the quiver of tools, it can use to resolve environmental claims, some stakeholders, including the US Chamber of...more

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StEPing Up to the Plate: Justice Department Restores Favored Enforcement Resolution Tool

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or the “Department”) made way for the return of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) as a tool to settle violations of federal environmental laws while delivering environmental...more

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U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Enhanced Environmental Justice Strategy

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Environmental justice is one of the hottest topics in the environmental world. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently rolled out its long-awaited proposed environmental justice regulations,1...more

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The Federal Government Expands Environmental Justice Strategy Including New Equity Action Plan and Reinstatement of SEPS

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The Biden Administration and EPA continue to strengthen and expand the federal Environmental Justice (EJ) strategy as evidenced by the President’s April 2022 Equity Action Plan (Plan) and the United States DOJ’s May 2022...more

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DOJ Policy Restores Settlement Agreements Involving Payments to Non-Governmental Third Parties

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Settlement agreements regarding payments to non-governmental third parties were sharply curtailed by the Trump administration. A recent DOJ policy and rulemaking restores the authority for DOJ to enter into settlements...more

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EPA to Increase Enforcement Actions Under Environmental Justice Initiatives

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In conjunction with the Biden administration’s renewed focus on environmental justice efforts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping up its enforcement efforts by increasing facility inspections, thereby...more

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Biden Administration Takes Aggressive Measures to Merge Environmental Enforcement and Equity

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Over the past month, the Biden administration has taken several noteworthy steps aimed at creating an environmental enforcement strategy focused on addressing pollution that has traditionally been concentrated in low-income...more

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Biden Administration Announces New Environmental Justice Initiatives

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On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, along with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan, announced a series of initiatives intended to “secure environmental justice for all...more

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New Screening Tool Maps Out Path To Advancing Environmental Justice

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The path to advancing environmental justice (EJ) just got a lot clearer, thanks to a new digital mapping tool created by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). CEQ released a “beta” version of the Climate and...more

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Justice Department Announces Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy and Reinstitutes SEPs

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced its Environmental Justice (EJ) Enforcement Strategy, which not only provides a roadmap for the Justice Department’s civil and criminal enforcement, but also revives...more

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Department of Justice Revives SEPs as Part of Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy Roll Out

In recent days, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has made a series of announcements aimed at addressing environmental justice concerns and enforcement practices. The actions taken by DOJ include the establishment of the...more

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The DOJ Unveils New Efforts to Tackle Environmental Justice Concerns

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) is the latest executive branch agency to join the Biden-Harris Administration’s (“Administration”) efforts to address environmental justice concerns. On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick...more

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The Return of the Supplemental Environmental Project

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On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a “Comprehensive Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy” which, most notably, restored the...more

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U.S. Department of Justice Announces New Office of Environmental Justice and Return of Supplemental Environmental Projects

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On May 5, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) announced a series of actions to inaugurate a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing environmental justice efforts. The announcement, and accompanying agency...more

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Department of Justice Takes Historic Action to Prioritize Environmental Justice in Enforcement: What Does it All Mean and What is...

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On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced key developments that would elevate environmental justice (EJ) as a key priority for the nation’s largest and most powerful enforcement agency. These historic...more

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Supplemental Environmental Projects Set to Return with New Guidelines

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On May 5, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the return of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlements. SEPs are voluntary projects intended to benefit the environment...more

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Justice Department Launches Actions to Advance Environmental Justice

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan recently announced a series of significant actions to advance environmental justice. The U.S. Department of Justice...more

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Biden Administration Reinstates Supplemental Environmental Projects as Enforcement Tool

As part of the Biden Administration's overall strategy of enhancing environmental justice, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly announced last week the return (with modifications)...more

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Department of Justice Launches New Environmental Justice Initiatives

The Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched three new initiatives in its continuing efforts to prioritize environmental justice (EJ) policies. On May 5,...more

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Office of Environmental Justice & Reviving Supplemental Environmental Projects

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On May 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (“USDOJ”) announced the launch of a new comprehensive environmental justice (“EJ”) strategy. The three-prong strategy, as laid out by the U.S. Attorney General in an internal...more

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DOJ Returns to Using Supplemental Environmental Projects Including to Mitigate Harms to EJ Communities

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On May 5, 2022, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its new environmental justice (EJ) strategy, which has been a priority to the Biden Administration. While the strategy is comprehensive and involves many federal...more

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Biden Administration Takes Concrete Steps to Prioritize Environmental Justice

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The Biden Administration has made clear that environmental justice (EJ) is a priority in all aspects of its environmental work, most recently through Department of Justice (DOJ)-led enforcement efforts. To that end, on May 5,...more

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DOJ Announces Environmental Justice Office and Focused Enforcement Initiative

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released its long-awaited Environmental justice (EJ) enforcement strategy today, a priority for the Biden Administration. The enforcement strategy will “advance environmental justice through...more

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