Update on Cincinnati Environmental Justice Ordinance

As of December 21, 2009, it will become more difficult to build a new manufacturing facility or expand an existing one in the City of Cincinnati.  The law which will take effect is the Cincinnati Environmental Justice Ordinance and is believed to be the only one of its kind in the United States.  The stated purpose of the Ordinance is to protect persons living in disadvantaged communities from the adverse impacts of industrial pollution.  The means to achieve this purpose is through the use of an “Environmental Justice Permit.”  Please click here to view the complete legal alert posted on kmklaw.com.


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