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Environmental Justice at HHS
Environmental Justice (EJ) 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.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the federal effort to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards.
Environmental Justice Spotlight
HHS Environmental Justice Strategy
The 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan (2012 HHS EJ Strategy) provides clear direction of goals, strategies and actions to address environmental justice in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes. The 2012 HHS EJ Strategy is organized into four interrelated strategic elements as follows: