EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Declares February 2014 Environmental Justice Month
Check out Administrator Gina McCarthy's latest blog post and video about EJ Month and the 20th anniversary of Executive Order 12898.
February 11, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of President Clinton's signing of Executive Order 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations." We've accomplished a lot over the past two decades - not only EPA, but all federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, community leaders, and partners in academia and business.
That's why EPA Administrator McCarthy has declared February 2014 as Environmental Justice Month at EPA, highlighting our progress while also launching a yearlong effort to focus our environmental justice leadership and reaffirm our commitment to do even more. Throughout 2014, EPA will be highlighting events occurring around the country. (EPA)
For more information on how EPA and others are celebrating.