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Environmental Justice: Government Info: State & Local

United States governmental resources regarding environmental justice and relevant environmental law

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

State & Local EJ Offices and Commissions

Additional Resources

Selection of State Environmental Laws & Resources