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Environmental Justice

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Current Charges

A key priority of EPA is to expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice. The NEJAC's work focuses on evaluating a broad range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, community engagement, and economic issues related to environmental justice.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the NEJAC will be responding to several requests for advice and recommendations:

  • The NEJAC Youth Perspectives on Climate Change Work Group will convene over two years beginning March 2016, to assist the NEJAC with providing recommendations to the Agency in developing best practices for addressing climate change concerns, as highlighted from a youth perspective. Read about the Youth Perspectives on Climate Change Work Group.
  • The NEJAC Environmental Justice and Water Infrastructure Finance and Capacity Work Group will convene October 2016, to assist the NEJAC in developing advice and recommendations for the EPA on how the Agency can work with states to more effectively identify priority needs, develop tools for building community capacity, engage and educate communities, and build partnerships to address infrastructure challenges for safe and clean water.

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