What is Environmental Justice?
Environmental Justice principles call for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, in the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of all environmental laws, regulations, and policies that affect every community’s natural surroundings, and the places people live, work, play, and learn.
Environmental Justice Commitment
The Water Boards are committed to the equitable treatment of all Californians. We seek to meaningfully involve stakeholders and other interested parties in our decision-making processes and provide open and transparent opportunities for people to participate in public meetings, hearings, and workshops that may affect their environment and health.
The Water Boards are sensitive to the changing diversity of our State’s population and culture. We strive to include those who have been disproportionately impacted by pollution in decision-making processes through meaningful public outreach and engagement approaches and the development of multi-language, easy-to-consume informational materials.
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For questions or concerns about the Environmental Justice (EJ) Program, please contact our
EJ Coordinator at (916) 341-5501.