The EPA report says it will emphasize environmental justice and equity – Advice Eating

The Environmental Protection Agency has released what it calls a Justice Report, which emphasizes environmental justice and commitment to underserved communities.

The Equity Plan satisfies a Biden administration requirement for all agencies to assess whether their programs and policies maintain systemic barriers for people of color and other underserved groups.

The report further solidifies the stated goal of the Environmental Justice Agency. In the four-year strategic plan released in February this year, the agency lists environmental justice as the No. 2 priority in tackling climate change.

In practice, environmental justice means that “everyone enjoys the same level of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the benefits of environmental resources and decision-making processes,” according to the report.

The report lists six priority areas for promoting environmental justice:

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