It’s a fact: people who live, work, and play in America’s most polluted environments are most often people of color and the poor. From sanitation and toxic waste to emissions and water quality, industry must begin addressing the public health dangers confronting affected communities.
Although protests began in the early 1960s, the environmental justice (EJ) movement is now fully in the spotlight, putting enormous pressure on government and industry to right these historic wrongs.
We already know that the Biden administration has begun addressing environmental issues on many fronts. And clients tell us that the EPA has increased inspections and raised fines for non-compliance. But while we don’t know exactly how EPA regulations may change, it’s likely they will be more stringent with greater enforcement. Are you ready?
Thursday, May 27, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern
You can begin by understanding how EJ impacts your organization. Our one-hour webinar presented by Reed W. Sirak, Esq, of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP, and Jason Loh, Esq, of Red-on-line, provides insights into:
- How the Biden administration is driving regulatory change
- The EJ movement’s evolution and its influence on today’s EPA regulations
- The role of advocacy groups in accelerating environmental justice
- Little-known mitigation strategies
We’ll conclude with a Q&A session to help you assess how environment justice should be prioritized in your organization.
About the Presenters
Reed W. Sirak, Esq | Associate Attorney | Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Reed manages a broad range of transactional, compliance and litigation-based environmental, safety and health matters at Benesch. His real estate environmental expertise and interdisciplinary approach to environmental law allow him to work solve complex environmental issues for some of the firm’s largest clients across multiple practices. He also counsels clients in the areas of Hazardous Materials Transportation and OSHA compliance and enforcement matters. Before joining Benesch, Reed was an environmental associate at an AM Law Top 40 law firm. Reed earned a BA in Political Science and Government from the University of Montana, and holds a JD and Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.
Jason Loh, Esq | EHS Legal Specialist | Red-on-line
Jason advises a broad range of commercial and industrial clients on their environmental and health and safety matters. He collaborates closely to identify regulations specific to their operations and processes, and provides regulatory support. Jason also counsels clients in Hazardous Materials Transportation matters. Before joining Red-on-line, Jason was a Staff Attorney at the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Jason earned a BA in History from Gettysburg College, and holds a JD from Vermont Law School.