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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs

The EPA Region 6 Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs exists to enhance relationships with American Indian Nations and Environmental Justice communities by encouraging collaborative approaches to resolving difficult situations. Our office acts as an advocate for the communities we serve. We strive to ensure that environmental justice communities and Tribes are meaningfully involved in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies designed to protect the environment. Our Office partners with federally recognized tribes located in Region 6 on a government-to-government basis, consistent with their inherent sovereignty. We develop collaborative partnerships with communities and government agencies to jointly address impacts in environmentally stressed communities.

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