Increasing attention to Environmental Justice (EJ) has brought attention to the need to better identify areas with environmental justice concerns. These are areas with larger populations of low-income and people of color residents in proximity to a disproportionate burden of potentially harmful environmental hazards.
Below are two resources developed by governmental agencies that aim to bring attention to and help address these environmental justice concerns.
- The EJ Screen
- Developed by the federal EPA, EJ Screen has information on environmental hazards and population metrics at the census block level across the United States.
- The CalEnviroScreen
- Developed by the California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Cal EnviroScreen has information on environmental hazards and health indicators at the census tract level across California.
Both resources include support features that help individuals understand the data displayed.