Practical Considerations in Navigating Environmental Justice

Practical Considerations in Navigating Environmental Justice
Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

The Biden Administration has placed environmental justice at the forefront of U.S. EPA’s agenda. Decisions relating to siting of new facilities, permitting (including permit renewals) for new and existing facilities, and compliance and enforcement will be closely scrutinized and analyzed through the prism of environmental justice.

This webinar will provide an overview of the legal basis for environmental justice, EPA’s regulations and policies relating to environmental justice, and the Biden Administration’s and EPA’s recent statements and actions regarding environmental justice. Further, the presentation will provide state perspectives, identify potential challenges for facility siting, compliance, and permitting, and discuss practical considerations associated with environmental justice concerns.
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John B. King, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLC (BSW)
John B. King is a partner with the law firm of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLC (BSW) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His principal area of practice is in environmental regulatory matters, such as regulatory permitting, compliance, remediation, compliance assistance, and wetlands jurisdiction. He has assisted many companies in the Industrial Corridor along the Mississippi River in siting and permitting matters. Mr. King speaks and writes frequently on environmental matters. His articles are available at

David Rockman, Chair, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC's Environmental Practice Group
David Rockman is Chair of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC's Environmental Practice Group. He assists clients with due diligence regarding property transactions, investigation and remediation projects. He also provides regulatory compliance and environmental counseling to commercial clients under all major federal and states environmental law programs, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and others. He also litigates defense of enforcement cases and private party disputes. Mr. Rockman is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia School of Law. 

Regina R. Strong, MS APR, Environmental Justice Public Advocate, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Regina serves as the Environmental Justice Public Advocate in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, as well as a Master of Science degree from Purdue University. Regina earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and is also a Senior Fellow in the Great Lakes Region for the Environmental Leadership Program.

Moderator: John D. Kinsman, Senior Director, Environment, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
John Kinsman is Senior Director, Environment at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), where he works on policy, regulatory and legislative aspects of air quality issues. He serves on the A&WMA Board of Directors, is chair of the Publications Committee and is co-chair of the Power Generation & Renewable Energy TCC. He previously chaired the A&WMA EM Editorial Advisory Committee. Mr. Kinsman holds degrees in environmental science from the University of Virginia and George Mason University.