In the last five years, an historic intensification of federal and state focus on the incorporation and advancement of environmental justice (EJ) has been particularly acute in two areas: federal and regional approaches to enforcement and permitting, as well as at state and local levels, where a host of new laws, policies, and guidance documents weave environmental justice into the permitting process.
Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office will host the Environmental Justice Update: Enforcement and Permitting in Regulated Industries, a three-hour program — available to attend in person or by webcast — co-sponsored by American Law Institute (ALI) CLE and by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Sidley’s Nicole Noëlliste will moderate a panel discussion on “Federal Environmental Justice Enforcement Initiatives and Their Impact on Permitting.”
The program will explore what’s next from leaders from federal, state, and local government, community organizations, and the private sector who regularly navigate this evolving landscape, including:
- Providing an overview of recent developments
- Helping you understand the recently issued National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECIs) and how EJ considerations impact the permitting process for regulated industries
- Exploring the new state EJ laws and policies
- Giving insider perspectives from those on the front lines of EJ development and implementation
- Discussing industry responses to these requirements and what it means for the regulated community