June 6, 2023
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Environmental Justice: Overview, Guidance, Trends, and Implications
Dr. Roberto Gasparini, Program Director-Legal, Audit & Enforcement, Spirit Environmental
Environmental justice ("EJ") is a rapidly developing field that is already affecting the way business is done. In this presentation, environmental justice will be defined as what it is (and what it is not), with an eye toward understanding how EJ ties into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Current regulatory guidance and EJ tools will be explained. In addition, we will discuss trends being observed with respect to EJ-related filings at the state and federal levels. Finally, we will discuss how these developments will affect environmental projects going forward and offer suggestions to improve planning and effectiveness.