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How can we ensure that the benefits of environmental regulation, as well as the burdens of toxins and pollution, are justly distributed? Today, we’ll look at a specific case in California filed with the Environmental Protection Agency in order to consider and evaluate all that is at stake for environmental justice. We’re joined today by Tseming Yang, Professor of Law at Santa Clara and Bannan Institute Scholar in the Ignatian Center. Professor Yang teaches environmental law, and his research focuses on the intersection of social justice and civil rights issues with environmental law. He served as Deputy General Counsel of the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Obama Administration, as Director of a USAID and State-department funded initiative to build China’s institutional capacity in environmental law and governance, and as an attorney in the Environmental Division of the US Department of Justice.

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