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Environmental Justice

Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of All Departments and Agencies Executive Order for Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice In Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

The Presidential Memorandum, or Cover Memo, transmitting Executive Order 12898 underscores certain provisions of existing law that can help ensure that all communities and persons across the nation live in a safe and healthy environment.

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