CalEPA identifies EJ communities with CalEnviroScreen 2.0

Learn more about new maps that help direct investments to California’s EJ communities

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released CalEnviroScreen 2.0, a series of tools and maps to identify communities that multiple sources pollute most heavily. These maps will inform the implementation of SB 535 (de Leon) and the direct investment in our communities’ transformation.

After extensive public input, the most recent changes to the maps include:

1) Census track level analysis (instead of zip codes)

2) New indicators for drinking water contaminants and unemployment rates

We will discuss these maps at the upcoming ARB Workshop on September 3rd. Make sure your voice is heard!