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Environmental Justice

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.

Now accepting applications for funding proposals!
The 2018 EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving grants opportunity is now open!

All proposals must be submitted through the Grants.gov website!  To apply for this funding opportunity, go to the link below.  At the top of the screen, click on Applicants tab and then Apply for Grants, to register and complete an application: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298732


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.

Report an environmental violation

Report possible violations of environmental laws and regulations.