Impacts of Federal Environmental Justice Initiatives on Tribal Communities

When
February 15, 2024 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Where
Webinar Only
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There have been many federal environmental justice developments, as the Biden Administration has utilized a whole-of-government approach to advance its Justice40 initiatives. A few major ones include the recent establishment of the White House Office of Environmental Justice within the Council on Environmental Quality, the proposal of Phase 2 NEPA regulations that would require consideration of environmental justice concerns and the impacts on Tribal Nations in the review process, the announcement of $2 billion in funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Community Change Grants, and more. This year, it is expected that federal agencies will continue to prioritize environmental justice, particularly through funding and enforcement.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for a discussion about the impacts of these initiatives on tribal communities. Tribes are especially vulnerable to environmental harms and climate change, so it is important that they are included in environmental justice initiatives. How have these developments impacted tribes? What opportunities do tribal communities have to obtain funding from recent environmental justice grants? How can new environmental justice projects prioritize Native Americans? We will discuss these questions and many more.

Panelists:
To Be Announced

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