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05/13/2022

US Department of Justice Creates Office of Environmental Justice

On May 5, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced plans to create an Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee and help guide the department’s environmental justice efforts in partnership with EPA.

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01/31/2022

EPA Plans Unannounced Inspection Push

EPA has announced plans to conduct more unannounced inspections of facilities suspected of noncompliance with environmental regulations.

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11/08/2021

NY to Add Right to a Clean Environment to State Constitution

NY voters approved a measure on November 2 to revise the New York Constitution’s Bill of Rights to add the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. The measure was included in the State’s local election as one of five referendum questions on the ballot.

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09/29/2020

NJ Passes Bill to Protect At-Risk Communities from Pollution

On September 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that would require NJ Department of Environmental Protection to consider the environmental and public health impacts certain operations would have on “overburdened” communities.

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