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The list below provides information on environmental justice from different perspectives and organizations. It also contains information on tools and materials that are available to better understand environmental justice and its principles.

Environmental Justice Permitting Plan in Region 4:


Plan EJ 2014

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/plan-ej

Guidance

Environmental Justice Strategy (EPA HQ) http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/data/planning/strategicplan/ej/index.html

Title VI - Draft Guidance Documents (EPA HQ) http://www.epa.gov/ocrpage1/extcom.htm

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/index.html

Tools

Report an Environmental Violation
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/index.html

EJ View formerly EJ GIS Tool
http://epamap14.epa.gov/ejmap/entry.html

General Information

Regulatory Information
On this Web site, you can search for regulatory information that relates to you, your business, and the environmental concerns currently facing your world. We can direct you to Federal Register publications, ways to comment on our regulations, significant guidance documents, and much more. http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/

Not in My Backyard: Executive Order 12898 and Title VI as Tools for Achieving Environmental Justice
http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/envjust/ej0104.pdf

The FHWA maintains links to other websites, reports, publications and media tools about environmental justice, community impact assessment, public involvement and transportation. This section will be a growing resource for access to such information http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ejustice/lib/index.htm

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/projects/environmental_justice/

Eco-Action
http://www.eco-act.org

The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with its main office located in Riverside, California. The Center's goal is to bring groups of people together to find opportunities for cooperation, agreement and problem solving. The Center works with community groups in developing and sustaining democratically based, participatory organizations that promote involvement of a diverse segment of the community in ways that empower. http://www.ccaej.org/

The EnviroLink Network
A non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
http://www.envirolink.org/

Scorecard
The subject of environmental justice is important, sensitive, and hard to measure. Advocates make a strong case that poor communities and communities of color can bear more than their share of environmental burdens - but in which places, and to what extent? Scorecard profiles environmental burdens in every community in the U.S., identifying which groups experience disproportionate toxic chemical releases, cancer risks from hazardous air pollutants, or proximity to Superfund sites and polluting facilities emitting smog and particulates. Environmental justice analyses are also available in spanish.
http://www.scorecard.org/community/ej-index.tcl

Center for Diversity & the Environment provides strategic direction on diversifying the environmental movement
http://www.environmentaldiversity.org/

Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit This summit was held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice. http://www.ejnet.org/ej/principles.html

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University http://www.dscej.org/

Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Welcome.html

Environmental Justice Initiative at Michigan State University
http://eji.snre.umich.edu/

Environmental Justice Case Studies by University of Michigan Students http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/cases.html

Join our Region 4 listserve (Region4EnvironmentalJustice@epa.gov)

Join the national Office of Environmental Justice listserve.

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