Hubs commit to tracking, minimizing, and mitigating associated local and international environmental impacts of Hub build out.
WHAT IT MEANS IN PRACTICE
Hubs include plans to minimize environmental impacts and demonstrate that to be the case by assessing, monitoring, managing, and remediating impacts beyond GHG emissions tied to both their direct operations and, wherever possible, end use applications.
This includes understanding and working to address factors including material sourcing impacts, non-GHG air pollution, waste management, freshwater consumption, and land disturbance with the intention of preventing impacts and, whenever possible, improving local environmental conditions.
In addition to Hub developers, communities, regulators, investors, lenders, and the general public have an improved understanding of the potential for cumulative impacts that results in more collaborative dialogue and planning regarding how to monitor, prevent, and mitigate those impacts.
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Hubs prioritize the need for international environmental stewardship, such as incorporating policies and practices for responsible sourcing of materials like critical minerals.
MONITOR AND CONTROL RELATED AIR QUALITY POLLUTANTS
Hubs have a well-developed plan to monitor and control related air quality pollutants (e.g., NOx, PM, VOC, PFAS) and other environmental impacts (e.g., water use; waste management; traffic, noise, light, dust, and other nuisances; land disturbance; biodiversity and wildlife impacts) and work toward improvement of associated local conditions.
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