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In 1990, EPA convened a work group on environmental equity to frame EPA's initial response to environmental equity concerns. Read about how it all began!

Read about how it all began!
Celebrating EJ Month: February 16-March 16

Highlighting our progress executing EO 12898. Listen to Administrator McCarthy affirming our commitment to EJ.

Celebrating EJ Month: February 16-March 16
Environmental Justice Blog

The blog will feature stories about advancing environmental justice across the country. Check it out.

Screenshot of EPA's EJ Blog
Environmental Justice ListServ

Get up-to-date information about upcoming meetings, grants, and other environmental justice topics and activities. Sign up for the EPA-EJ Listserv

Environmental Justice ListServ

What is Environmental Justice?

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.


20th Anniversary of Environmental Justice At EPA 
February 11, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 12898 (6 pp, 140K, About PDF).

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

EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples
A policy to provide clarity and consistency in how EPA works with federally-recognized tribes and indigenous peoples throughout the United States, and others living in Indian country to address their environmental justice issues.

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

Creating Equitable, Healthy and Sustainable Communities
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities has composed a guide to EPA, HUD, and DOT resources on sustainability and EJ.

Report environmental violations     See EPA Fugitives

Faces of the Grassroots


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