Environmental Justice as a Growing Movement: A Look at United States Domestic Policies and Efforts to Address Environmental Burdens on Lower-Income Communities

The growing environmental justice movement has spurred the development of new environmental domestic policies. Numerous states and prominent politicians have begun proposing and implementing legislation hoping to lighten the burden on environmentally-stressed communities.

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Dilatory Tactics: Does ‘Effective Date’ Mean Effective Date?

The Administrative Procedure Act provides requirements that are normally meant to prevent agencies from taking shortcuts or sidestepping important public processes. However, recent actions by the Trump administration demonstrate that a less well-known section of the APA may potentially be used as a dilatory tactic to allow a new administration to delay implementation of a previous administration’s properly promulgate rules.

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Potential for Market Uncertainty in Clean Energy

The Trump Administration potentially seeks to implement deep-cuts in the Energy Department. The budget loss would ultimately lead to uncertainty in the market for clean energy, as regulations push difficult measures for alternative energy source providers to abide by and follow. The policies in the short term will hinder clean energy initiatives for now, but ultimately these clean energy competitors will still stand competitively against fossil fuels and the coal industry.

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