July 7, 2023 – Clinic Faculty Director Andrew Mergen is featured in Inside Climate News discussing how the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling could complicate environmental justice initiatives, specifically the Biden Administration’s Justice40 initiative. The Justice40 initiative “directs federal agencies to deliver 40 percent of the ‘overall benefits’ of their environmental and energy investments to disadvantaged communities.” Professor Mergen indicated that the affirmative action ruling could potentially inspire more legal challenges from the right on such initiatives, raising concerns with environmental justice communities.

Please click here to view the Inside Climate News article – The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Could Hamper Biden’s Environmental Justice Agenda