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Environmental Justice

The EPA's FY17 Progress Report on Environmental Justice details how the Agency has been achieving tangible outcomes in minority, low-income, tribal and indigenous communities across the country. Click here to read the report!

Click Here to Learn about 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.

Learn how the EPA's is prioritizing environmental justice and community revitalization priorities: Read the Memorandum!

Want to learn more about the progress that the EPA has made in advancing environmental justice principles throughout the years? Read our annual progress reports to receive updates on the Agency's most recent EJ accomplishments.


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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