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

Note: The recording of this session is accessible at the bottom of this page.

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. 

Gwen Keyes Fleming stopped by Industrial Exchange to discuss insights on staying in front of massive regulatory changes from the EPA (the video of this session is embedded below).

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), Ms. Keyes Fleming has been  thinking about the intersection of the environment and manufacturing for years.  Currently a Partner at the law firm Van Ness Feldman, she 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

Check it out below!