Advancing Environmental Justice at EPA"We are embedding environmental justice and civil rights into the DNA of EPA and ensuring that people who’ve struggled to have their concerns addressed see action to solve the problems they’ve been facing for generations."
- Administrator Michael Regan
EPA Announces up to $100 Million available for new EJ Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers!
Deadline extended to November 1, 2022. Up to $10 million per award. To learn more, visit the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program page
EJScreen 2.0 is Here!
Check out EJScreen 2.0: the Agency's update to the award-winning screening and mapping tool that helps you better understand environmental and health burdens in communities. Explore the updated tool - now optimized for your mobile device!
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 goal 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.
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This timeline presents EPA's involvement in the Environmental Justice Movement and the major events leading up to it. This is not meant to be an all inclusive history of the movement in general.
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