August 16, 2022
McGuireWoods partner Gregory Evans has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC), which advises the EPA administrator on a range of issues affecting children’s health.
U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., nominated Evans to serve on the CHPAC. The EPA administrator will make appointments in March 2023. Committee members serve voluntarily for terms of three years.
The committee is comprised of external researchers, academicians, healthcare providers, environmentalists, state and tribal government employees, and members of the public who counsel the EPA on regulations, research and communications related to children's health. The committee meets two or three times a year.
“Serving on the CHPAC is aligned with my lifelong advocacy for children and families through the provision of pro bono legal services related to child welfare and environmental justice, as well as through decades of service on national civil rights and charitable organizations focused on child welfare,” Evans said in a statement to the EPA. “I seek to advance the objectives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as they relate to improving the health and the environment for America’s children and the communities in which they live.”
Evans is a litigator and trial lawyer in McGuireWoods’ downtown Los Angeles office. He has appealed and argued groundbreaking environmental cases in three federal circuits and has earned national recognition for his efforts. The National Law Journal has honored him an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” and Law360 has named him an “Environmental MVP.” In 2021, he was listed in the inaugural “Lawdragon 500 Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyers,” a guide to U.S. lawyers shaping the future of environmental law.
Evans, who grew up in East Los Angeles near the Los Angeles River, was impacted as a child by poor air quality and other unhealthy environmental conditions. Many children in his low-income community suffered from asthma and other chronic health conditions caused by industrial pollution. He has devoted much of his career to improving environmental conditions that impact children and families through his work representing poor communities and major industries in the United States.