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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.

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20th Anniversary Video Series

EPA is celebrating 20 years of working towards environmental Justice. Learn more.

20th Anniversary Video Series
Upcoming NEJAC Teleconference

The upcoming National Environmental Justice Advisory Council public teleconference meeting on September 21, 2012 will focus on tribal and indigenous issues. Read more about how to participate.

Upcoming NEJAC Teleconference
New Environmental Justice Blog

The blog will feature stories about advancing environmental justice across the country. Check it out.

Screenshot of EPA's new EJ Blog
Environmental Justice ListServ

Get up-to-date information about upcoming meetings, grants, and other environmental justice topics and activities. Sign up for the EPA-EJ Listserv

Environmental Justice ListServ


National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)
A Federal committee providing recommendations to EPA on environmental justice matters
Meetings | Recommendations

Plan EJ 2014
Plan EJ 2014 is EPA’s road map for advancing environmental justice across the agency and federal government.

Environmental Justice Grants & Programs
Providing financial assistance to for projects to address local environmental concerns
Small Grants | Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreements

Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (IWG)
Various Federal agencies and White House offices working to integrate environmental justice into its individual programs

Environmental Justice Achievement Awards
Recognizing the achievements of organizations that undertake environmental justice initiatives which make a positive impact in the community

Community Outreach Teleconferences
Provides information to participants about the Agency’s EJ activities and maintain an open dialogue with EJ advocates

Developing a Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Environmental Justice Policy
EPA is developing a policy to address the environmental justice concerns of federally-recognized tribes and indigenous stakeholders more effectively

Report environmental violations     See EPA Fugitives

Faces of the Grassroots


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