Environmental Justice Resources for Community Health
A Citizen's Guide to Using Federal Environmental Laws to Secure Environmental Justice
This handbook is a companion to a more extensive report, entitled, Opportunities for Advancing Environmental Justice: An Analysis of U.S. EPA Statutory Authorities (ELI Statutory Analysis), which highlights the provisions in the environmental laws that could be used by EPA to promote environmental justice.
Advancing Environmental Justice through Pollution Prevention
This report contains recommendations for and suggestions of models, approaches, and tools to help communities, state, local, and tribal governments, and business and industry.
County Health Rankings Exit
Provides data at the county level on selected health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, that allows communities to compare themselves to other communities or to state or national rates
In order to better meet the Agency’s responsibilities related to the protection of public health and the environment, EPA has developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN.
Ensuring Risk Reduction in Communities with Multiple Stressors: Environmental Justice and Cumulative Risks/Impacts - Executive Summary
This website contains an executive summary outlining issues, key concepts, and recommendations to ensure risk reduction in communities with multiple stressors.
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Model
A handbook for all stakeholders to understand the basic tenets of the CPS Model, and, through practical examples, how the CPS Model is used to address environmental and/or public health issues in distressed communities.
Environmental Justice Program
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. This site provides information about EPA's environmental justice program and provides access to reports, guidances and grants.
Environmental Justice Guidance Under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), by the Council on Environmental Quality, 1997
Environmental Justice Guidance Under NEPA, by the Council on Environmental Quality, 1997
Guidance For Incorporating Environmental Justice Concerns in EPA's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Analyses
The document defines the approaches by which EPA will ensure that disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority communities and low-income communities are identified and addressed.
Moving Towards Collaborative Problem-Solving: Business and Industry Perspectives and Practices on Environmental Justice. Report
This is a report on business and industry perspectives and practices on environmental justice, including case studies of four companies. It provides information to suggest to other corporations seeking to address environmental justice issues.
Social Aspects of Siting Hazardous Waste Facilities
This booklet has been developed for industries and for government agencies that interact with communities when hazardous waste facilities are sited. It offers examples of quality of life concerns raised by environmental justice communities when facilities are sited. It provides experiences and creative mechanisms that have been developed in order to work effectively with communities, as well as encourage businesses and government agencies to address community concerns early, collaboratively, and compassionately.
Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI)
Super JTI is a job readiness program that provides training and employment opportunities for citizens living in communities affected by Superfund sites. Many of these areas are environmental justice communities historically under-represented minority and low-income neighborhoods and areas burdened with significant environmental challenges.
Toolkit for Assessing Potential Allegations of Environmental Justice
This document provides tools and other reference materials to assist EPA personnel in assessing allegations of environmental injustice. The document provides a framework for understanding national policy on the subject of environmental justice.