Regulatory Agency: New USEPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Scope: Technical services under environmental justice lawsuit settlement project Summary
- Clarified community health, environmental, and quality of life concerns into practical engineering recommendations.
- Clearly communicated in radio and press presentations the community’s concerns and the technical basis for recommended remedial actions.
- Incorporation of recommended remedial actions harmonized community concerns with completion of the tunnel project.
ESI provided technical services to residents who had settled a lawsuit with the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) regarding the civil rights concerns of potential impacts from a tunnel project.
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The plaintiffs settled the lawsuit only after SJTA made a specific commitment to address all issues of potential impacts within project plans to the residents. Enviro-Sciences’ role was to analyze all aspects of the project to identify all areas of potential impact to the residents.