Environmental Justice

All people have a right to be protected from environmental hazards and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment.

Environmental Justice (EJ) is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental hazards and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment. EJ is the equal protection and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies and the equitable distribution of environmental benefits.

Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination: EEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, income, ethnicity, class, handicap, religious creed or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, English language proficiency or ancestry in administration of its programs or activities, and, it does not retaliate against or intimidate any individual because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 and all other applicable federal and state civil rights and non-discrimination laws and regulations.

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