Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

What We Learned From…ESG Week 2024

Last week was EHS Daily Advisor’s Enviro, Social, and Governance (ESG) Week. ESG reporting and sustainability have moved from catchy buzzwords and “nice to have” elements of an organization’s portfolio to become business requirements. Let’s take a look back at the content that became available throughout the week, which was designed around ESG to help organizations meet […]

Louisiana Granted Federal Primacy in CCS Permitting

After a four-year process, on December 28, 2023, the EPA signed a final rule that grants the state of Louisiana authority, known as primacy, for the permitting, compliance, and enforcement of Class VI (carbon sequestration) wells as part of the Underground Injection Control Program (UIC). The rule will likely facilitate carbon capture and storage (CCS) […]

NY DEC Releases Policy for Evaluating Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced the release of a new draft policy to implement the environmental justice provisions of the historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act). The proposed DEC Division of Environmental Permits policy, titled “Permitting and Disadvantaged Communities (DEP-23-1),” could serve as a template for […]

Back to Basics: Prevention Through Design

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine Prevention through Design. The goal of the safety professional is to minimize risk and reduce harm in the workplace as efficiently and effectively as possible. Leadership can eliminate hazards at each […]

EPA Releases 2022 GHG Data

In October 2023, the EPA released 2022 greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). For 2022, the report reveals emissions from large industrial sources were approximately 1% lower than in 2021. Cumulative data collected also shows an overall long-term decreasing trend in industry GHG emissions since 2011, which is […]

EHS On Tap Live: E182 Integrating Technology for Workplace Safety, Sustainability, and Risk Mitigation

On episode 182 of EHS On Tap, Langdon Dement, Global EHS Specialist at Evotix, and Catryna Jackson, Sustainability and Environmental Programs Leader for Evotix, talk about using technology for sustainability and risk mitigation. This episode is sponsored by Evotix and was recorded live as part of EHS Daily Advisor’s Technology NOW online summit on November 8.

Feds Heat Up Climate Enforcement

President Joseph Biden Jr.’s Executive Order (EO) 14008 calls on all federal agencies to use a whole-of-government approach to tackle the climate crisis. In keeping with this directive, the EPA recently announced its Climate Enforcement and Compliance Strategy, which directs all enforcement and compliance programs to address climate change, wherever appropriate, in every matter within […]

California Mandates Emissions Disclosures from Companies

In October 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two landmark laws that will require companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues operating in California to disclose both direct and indirect emissions resulting from their operations and report on climate-related financial risks. SB 253 One of the new laws, SB 253, has been characterized […]

The Latest in the HFC Crusade

On October 6, 2023, the EPA announced two regulations in the continued crusade to phase down the use of super-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The first new action is a final rule to accelerate the ongoing transition to more efficient and climate-safe technologies in new refrigeration, heating, and cooling systems and other products by restricting the use […]