March 12, 2012
Environmental Justice as Environmental Impact: The Intersection of Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and the California Environmental Quality Act
By Peter Hsiao, David Gold,Miles Imwalle, and Jennifer Jeffers
Environmental justice (EJ)11 Environmental justice is defined in various ways, but the Environmental Protection Agency defines the term as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” has long been an area of significant policy interest in California. More recently, new social, demographic, and economic consider
Peter Hsiao and David Gold are partners and Miles Imwalle and Jennifer Jeffers are associates in the West Coast offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP. All authors are members of the firm’s Cleantech and Environment and Energy Groups.The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and do not reflect a position of Bloomberg BNA, which welcomes other views.