Environmental Justice

The Office of the Secretary's Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) provides national leadership and direction in the coordination and development of environmental justice policy and programs. The Department prioritizes a coordinated and unified whole of government approach to environmental justice issues. OEPC provides guidance and leadership for the Department's compliance with the full range of existing environmental justice statutes, executive orders, regulations and other requirements.

Environmental Justice Vision Statement

To provide outstanding management of the natural and cultural resources entrusted to us in a manner that is sustainable, equitable, accessible, and inclusive of all populations.

DOI EJ Contacts Directory

  • EJ Strategic Plan Update

    The Department's current environmental justice strategic plan-- as well as a list of annual implementation reports, environmental statutes, executive orders, memoranda, and regulations--can be found here.
  • Engagement Resources

    To empower communities and Tribes as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental justice issues at the local level, the Department of the Interior offers a list of public engagement resources.
  • Environmental Justice Training

    The Department of the Interior offers the following list of online training resources designed to give federal employees, environmental justice professionals and advocates, and members of the public access to a broad range of knowledge and help build capacity in communities.
  • Environmental Justice StoryMaps

    The data presented here is an ongoing effort by the Department of the Interior to address environmental stressors affecting marginalized and underrepresented communities and tribes across the United States.