Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.
EPA Releases Draft Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Rulemaking
EPA is accepting public comments on the draft guidance from May 9 to July 8, 2013. Read more about the Draft EJ Technical Guidance.
Federal Agencies Release Progress Reports on Environmental Justice Strategies
EJ IWG agencies have released their 2012 progress reports for their environmental justice strategies.
Plan EJ 2014 Progress Report Released
Two years after its release of Plan EJ 2014 in 2011, EPA has released a report on its progress on the strategy thus far. Read more
20th Anniversary Video Series
EPA is celebrating 20 years of working towards environmental Justice. Learn more.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)
A Federal committee providing recommendations to EPA on environmental justice matters
Meetings | Recommendations
Plan EJ 2014
Plan EJ 2014 is EPA’s road map for advancing environmental justice across the agency and federal government.
Environmental Justice Grants & Programs
Providing financial assistance to for projects to address local environmental concerns
Small Grants | Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreements
Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (IWG)
Various Federal agencies and White House offices working to integrate environmental justice into its individual programs
Environmental Justice Achievement Awards
Recognizing the achievements of organizations that undertake environmental justice initiatives which make a positive impact in the community
Community Outreach Teleconferences
Provides information to participants about the Agency’s EJ activities and maintain an open dialogue with EJ advocates
Developing a Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Environmental Justice Policy
EPA is developing a policy to address the environmental justice concerns of federally-recognized tribes and indigenous stakeholders more effectively