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Environmental Justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. On February 11, 1994, the President signed Executive Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority and Low-Income Populations. EO 12898 states that each federal agency should make environmental justice part of its mission and focus federal attention on the environmental and human health conditions of minority and low-income populations with the goal of achieving environmental protection for all communities.
On January 27, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14008 affirming the federal government's commitment to advance environmental justice.
GSA is committed to meeting the goals of Executive Order 14008 and 12898. Please feel free to submit comments or suggestions on GSA's environmental justice efforts to: EJStrategy@gsa.gov.