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Environmental Justice

EJ 2020 Action Agenda: EPA's Environmental Justice Strategy

The EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), EPA’s strategic plan for advancing environmental justice from the years 2016-2020, plays an integral part in fulfilling the agency’s mission by focusing our attention on the environmental and public health issues and challenges confronting the nation’s minority, low-income, tribal and indigenous populations.

EJ 2020 consists of eight priority areas and four significant national environmental justice challenges; each of these areas have laid out the agency’s objectives, the plans for achieving them, and how we will measure success. EPA expects to periodically review and, as appropriate revise, the actions we undertake to meet these goals. Every national program and region has assumed the responsibility of co-leading at least one of the plan’s priority areas; leadership responsibilities are included in each section.   

Over the next five years, EPA will advance environmental justice to a new level and make a more visible difference in the environmental and public health outcomes for all people in the nation. Strengthening our collaborations with the communities we serve, our governmental partners and interested stakeholders will be key to achieving this vision.

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