Environmental Justice Task Force

​​​About the Task Force

Environmental justice is equal protection from environmental and health hazards, and meaningful public participation in decisions that affect the environment in which people live, work, learn, practice spirituality and play. "Environmental justice communities" include minority and low-income communities, tribal communities, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in public processes. 

When state agencies make decisions that affect our environment it is critical that low-income and minority populations are not disproportionately affected.  The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) was created by the Legislature to help protect Oregonians from disproportionate environmental impacts on minority and low-income populations. The EJTF encourages state agencies to give all people knowledge and access to improve decisions that affect environment and the health of all Oregonians.

For information about the Environmental Justice Task Force or to be added to the Interested Parties email list, please send your request to: EJ.TaskForce@oregon.gov
 

 
 
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​Next EJTF Meeting
Listening Session:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
Newport Recreation Center
225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Newport City Hall - Conference Room A
169 SW Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97365