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State and Local Agencies
Many regions, states, and local governments include EJ offices, interagency projects, and community commissions. State efforts often borrow or expand upon federal guidance and the EPA's managing principles but focus on local issues. Few states have codified their own environmental justice laws, but some local and state governments have EJ initiatives, programs, offices, and commissions that comply to the larger federal statutes or promote EJ concerns. Unfortunately, not every state has environmental justice offices, but instead offer cross-agency initiatives from health and environmental departments.
State Mapping Tools
Using Census data, CalEnviroScreen provides information, reports, and mapping data regarding California communities disproportionately burdened by pollution.
CEQAnet is California's depository resource for compliance documentation of the California Environmental Quality Act and includes "summaries of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Statements, and other types of CEQA and NEPA documents."
Maryland environmental justice GIS mapping tool from the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, & Health Laboratory, using census tract data.
Maryland Park Equity Mapper
Another tool from the CEEJH Laboratory for mapping park land & public space in Maryland.
North Carolina Community Mapping System
GIS mapping tool from North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality showing possible sources of environmental concern.
Washington Tracking Network
Washington State's mapping tool for environmental and health concerns.
State & Local EJ Offices and Commissions
Selection of State Environmental Laws & Resources