Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

Executive Order 12898, Adopted February 1994

By: Federal Register

https://www.archives.gov/files/federal-register/executive-orders/pdf/12898.pdf

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This standalone policy, signed by former President Clinton, was the first major federal action on environmental justice. It established an interagency working group on environmental justice and proposed relevant areas of research and guidelines for public participation and transparency.