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EPA's 'Unprecedented' Focus on Civil Rights Puts Companies in Legal Quagmire, The National Law Journal

October 26, 2022

Partner Duke McCall was featured in a Q&A with The National Law Journal about the significance of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights and how it may affect new permitting requests.

“The EPA has been very clear that compliance with environmental laws does not mean compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act,” Duke said. “You can be fully in compliance with the environmental laws that govern your operations and still have a civil rights issue that could result in the denial of a permit. That’s significant.”

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