What the Biden EPA's Environmental Justice Movement Means for Industrial Investors and Operators

June 22, 2021


If you’re an industrial investor or operator, chances are that you’re at least somewhat aware of your obligations under The Clean Air Act of 1970 and The Clean Water Act of 1972.

But are you aware of Executive Orders 13990 & 14008 – issued earlier this year – and what they may mean for your businesses? As part of his Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, President Biden has made clear that Environmental Justice considerations will play an increasing role in rulemaking, enforcement actions, the permitting of new projects, as well as the operations of existing assets.

If your business hasn’t been engaging with the local community on how it impacts the environment – get ready. As to environmental transparency, a sea change is coming.

For insights on staying in front of massive regulatory changes from the EPA, join Gwen Keyes Fleming on June 22 at 2:00 pm ET for a one-hour webinar discussion in partner with Industrial Exchange. As Chief of Staff to Gina McCarthy during her time as EPA Administrator under the Obama Administration (and who is now the White House National Climate Advisor), Gwen has been thinking about the intersection of the environment and manufacturing for years. As a member of our environmental practice, Gwen advises clients across all industrial sectors on how to stay in front of the environmental regulatory issues affecting their businesses.

Industrial Investors, Operators, Legal & Compliance as well as EH&S Managers will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Building operational resilience by getting in front of EPA changes
  • Understanding industrial growth opportunities in the context of ESG goals (Environment, Social, Governance)
  • Understanding the value of environmental community relations
  • A closer look at air pollution monitoring and compliance