Why was the Office of Environmental Justice established?
EPA created the Office of Environmental Justice in 1992 in response to public concern and at the recommendation of the Environmental Equity Workgroup. The Office oversees the integration of environmental justice into EPA's policies, programs, and activities throughout the Agency; serves as the point of contact for environmental justice outreach and educational activities; provides technical and financial assistance. The Office also serves as the lead on the Interagency Working Group of other federal agencies to incorporate environmental justice into all federal programs.
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