Advancing Environmental Justice in EPA’s Land Protection and Cleanup Programs
EPA's newly released EJ Action Plan for its land protection and cleanup programs builds on the best lessons of the past in existing and new programs and works toward the implementation of higher-value policies, programs and practices that will improve EPA’s achievement of its environmental justice goals.
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
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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