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Environmental Justice

Plan EJ 2014: Fostering Administration-Wide Action on Environmental Justice

Under the leadership of EPA and CEQ, federal agencies reinvigorated the federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) and made significant progress towards fulfilling the promise of Executive Order 12898. Bringing the programs and authorities of multiple federal agencies will significantly advance implementation of Executive Order 12898 to meet the needs/issues of overburdened communities. The issues which arise in an EJ context often involve multiple aspects and implicate multiple federal agencies, in areas such as environment, health, transportation, housing, energy and economic development.   

Read the implementation plan on administration-wide action (PDF) (21 pp, 851 K, About PDF).

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