Environmental justice (“EJ”) is rapidly evolving in Virginia while people
are still trying to understand what EJ actually means. As a result, regulators
are unsure of how to incorporate environmental justice in their decisionmaking
process while the regulated are uncertain of how to proceed in the
ever-changing political, social, and regulatory landscape. This article gives
an overview of EJ’s evolution in Virginia, synthesizing notable environmental
justice legal decisions; providing supplementary research on environmental
justice studies, workgroups, and reports; and offering several predictions
on EJ’s fate in the Commonwealth.
Jasdeep S. Khaira, Patrice Lewis, Abigail Thompson & Scott Foster,
A Legal Update on Environmental Justice in Virginia: Where are We Now?,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/pilr/vol25/iss1/7