EPA has released its Environmental Justice (EJ) Strategic Plan that describes the agency’s agenda for EJ issues for 2016-2020.

This release follows a string of related programs and policies that support environmental justice.  Earlier this year, EPA published “Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis.” Click here for more information.  In addition, EPA released EJSCREEN, an Environmental Justice mapping tool.

The newly released Strategic Plan, builds on the Technical Guidance by addressing three of EPA’s main EJ goals:

  • Deepening EJ practice within EPA programs to improve the health and environment of overburdened communities;
  • Working with partners to expand EPA’s positive impact within overburdened communities; and
  • Demonstrating progress on national EJ challenges.

The entire Strategic Plan, called EJ 2020, can be found here.