AnnouncementLawyers' Committee Observes Earth Day 2013
The Lawyers' Committee's Environmental Justice and Community Development Projects encourage all to "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle"
The letter makes recommendations, drawn from the "Now is the Time" report, for including environmental justice issues in the permitting process. Read More »
- September 23, 2010 EPA Features Lawyers’ Committee’s Environmental Justice Report at Historic Reconvening of Interagency Working Group On September 22, 2010, the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) held its first meeting, revived after being dormant for almost a decade. Emphasizing collaboration across federal agencies, leaders from five cabinets and representatives from numerous federal agencies each pledged their commitment to the active pursuit of environmental justice for communities nationwide. Read More »
- Dec 07 Advocates Submit Comments on FTA's Environmental Justice and Title VI Circulars The Lawyers' Committee and diverse national, statewide, and local organizations and scholars that work on transportation justice have submitted public comments to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on the proposed new Circulars on Title VI and Environmental Justice.
- Sep 01 Barbara Arnwine Speaks as a Panelist at EPA’s Environmental Justice Conference in Detroit, Discusses Agency Failure to Enforce Title VI Lawyers’ Committee Executive Director Barbara Arnwine participated on a panel called “Tools for Agency Accountability and Community Resolution: Civil Rights, Human Rights, Environmental Benefits Agreements, SEPs and Other Tools.” A poignant theme that emerged from the conversations was the longstanding failure of EPA to enforce Title VI environmental justice complaints. “We’re here in this frustration because we’ve been talking about this for decades," Barbara noted.
- Apr 29 Lawyers' Committee Submits Comments on the Environmental Justice Permitting Section of EPA's Draft Plan EJ 2014 In their comment letter, the Lawyers' Committee makes recommendations for including environmental justice issues in the environmental permitting process, recommendations which are drawn from its 2009 report "Now is the Time: Environmental Injustice in the U.S. and Recommendations for Eliminating Disparities.