External Civil Rights
Advancing External Civil Rights 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 is committed to making equity, environmental justice, and external civil rights a centerpiece of the agency’s mission. EPA’s Strategic Plan for FY2022-2026 includes “Take Decisive Action to Advance Environmental Justice and Civil Rights” as Strategic Goal 2. See also EPA’s Equity Action Plan.