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Environmental Justice

"Each Federal agency shall make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations."

Executive Order 12898.
Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, 1994.

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Transportation Environmental Justice Website.

An Overview of Transportation and Environmental Justice

A 1994 Presidential Order directed every Federal agency to make environmental justice part of its mission. The DOT is committed to a comprehensive, inclusive approach. Get the basics here.

Updated: 9/22/2014
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