Tag: Environmental Justice

Highway Expansion Impact on Stormwater and Air Quality Not Fully Considered, Lawsuit Claims

Due to the increasing complexities of environmental programs, getting a permit, completing a study, or meeting a regulatory standard is not always quick or easy. Even once all the boxes have been checked, the permit has been issued, and approval has been granted, the challenges might just be getting started. Federal and state environmental programs […]

EJSCREEN EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

Kudo’s to Corrine Greenberg, of Carbide Industries, who presented at this month’s Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Material Managers’ meeting. She did a great job of introducing the group to EJScreen. EJScreen is EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool. EPA describes EJScreen as a tool to help understand environmental and health burdens in communities. According […]

EPA's Environmental Justice Strategic Plan is Released

EPA has released its Environmental Justice (EJ) Strategic Plan that describes the agency’s agenda for EJ issues for 2016-2020. This release follows a string of related programs and policies that support environmental justice.  Earlier this year, EPA published “Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis.” Click here for more information.  In addition, EPA released […]