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Julius Redd, Hilary Jacobs, Stacey Halliday Quoted by Inside EPA on Environmental Justice

In a January 6 article titled, "Democrats’ Georgia Victories Might Boost Prospects For Sweeping EJ Bill," Inside EPA quotes Julius Redd (Principal, Washington, DC), Hilary Jacobs (Associate, Washington, DC), and Stacey Halliday (Independent Consultant to Beveridge & Diamond) about the likely increase in executive orders, legislation, and administrative measures focused on environmental justice (EJ) under the Biden administration, especially in light of the projected outcome of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia. 

The article pulls from insights that Julius, Hilary, and Stacey offered during a January 5 webinar they presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel on EJ. Commenting on potential implications of President-elect Biden's plans, Stacey said, "The added accountability may drive agencies to include EJ in their existing authorities as well as increased EJ-related enforcement including environmental statutes in frontline communities." Julius offered examples of new types of litigation that are advancing the EJ movement, and Hilary summarized recent state actions already underway. 

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