What does the EPA Enviro Justice Guidance mean for Chemical Cos.

By Nancy Beck, Gregory Wall and Javaneh Tarter (August 19, 2022, 1:46 p.m. EDT) – Environmental justice has become a growing priority for the Biden administration – and an important consideration in the chemical sector.

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a comprehensive extension of “EPA’s Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice,” its guidance document outlining the legal authorities the agency can use to achieve its goal of advancing environmental justice in its policies.

This roadmap should signal to the chemical industry that JE will be a critical part of EPA decision-making going forward.

According to the EPA, EJ is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race,…

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