EPA Increases Environmental Justice Enforcement Actions

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions The EPA recently indicated that it will ramp up its activity with respect to environmental justice enforcement initiatives using pre-pandemic tools such as on-site facility inspections. The EPA’s focus on environmental justice reverse some Trump-era policies that limited the focus of EPA action on environmental justice, […]

EPA Announces the 2022 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards Winners

Betty Q. Hixson

May 24, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the winners of the fifth annual National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards. These awards highlight the accomplishments of federal agencies, states, Tribes, local partners, and developers in restoring and reusing contaminated land at federal facilities. “Congratulations […]

On Earth Day, EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister Tours West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Missouri, with Federal, State and Local Leaders

Betty Q. Hixson

April 22, 2022 LENEXA, KAN. (APRIL 22, 2022) – On Earth Day, EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister toured the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Missouri, with federal, state and local leaders. The visit to the Superfund site followed a meeting at Bridgeton City Hall, where McCollister and […]

2021 EPA Enforcement Statistics Released

Betty Q. Hixson

Thursday, January 27, 2022 Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the results of its enforcement and compliance efforts for the federal government’s 2021 fiscal year (FY2021)—October 2020 through September 2021. Prepared by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), the report offers the first high-level look at the EPA’s enforcement […]