EPA Launches Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
In order to better meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s responsibilities related to the protection of public health and the environment, the Agency has developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN.
What is EJSCREEN?
EJSCREEN is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJSCREEN users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area. All of the EJSCREEN indicators are publicly-available data. EJSCREEN simply provides a way to display this information and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes.
Each EJ index combines demographic indicators with a single environmental indicator. This tool uses provides a number of capabilities including:
- Color coded mapping
- The ability to generate a standard report for a selected area
- Comparisons showing how a selected area compares to the state, EPA region or the nation
You can access this new tool, here.