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NON-EBA Event: Responding to Calls for Greater Environmental Justice Accountability

Thursday, June 03, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Remote

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The Biden Administration has placed a renewed focus on Environmental Justice, particularly through the recent issuances of Executive Orders 14008 and 13990. This program looks at Environmental Justice on the ground, and considers how federal agencies, companies, and advocates are responding to calls for greater Environmental Justice accountability. We bring together Environmental Justice experts from the realms of government, private practice, and advocacy groups to provide a portal into what environmental justice means from an advocacy perspective while also helping companies better understand their legal risks and opportunities related to environmental justice, and how the Federal government is interpreting its obligations under the executive orders.

Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend.

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This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program. The Zoom access information should not be shared with other, as registration is required.

Sponsored by: Environmental Justice Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community
Related Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Law Student Community

Speakers:

  • Amy Laura Cahn, Visiting Professor Acting Director, Environmental Justice Clinic Vermont Law School
  • Dimple Chaudhary, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Thomas Lorenzen, Partner, Crowell & Moring
  • Patrice Simms, Vice President, Healthy Communities, Earthjustice (Moderator)
 

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