Environmental Justice

San Joaquin River Delta with Mount Diablo in the background. Photo: California Department of Water Resources
Environmental Justice Policy Goals: Increase awareness about the Commission's work, Reduce impacts and increase benefits, honor the importance of tribes' ancestral homelands, accountability, promote equity, advance climate equity, support cleaner industry, increase and support equitable public access, increase public participation, analyze impacts and identify benefits, build trust and form relationships, identify and engage with impacted communities.

Please read our Environmental Justice Policy if you would like more information.

Environmental Justice Policy and Implementation Blueprint

Politica de Justicia Ambiental y Modelo de Implementación

For information about the Environmental Justice Working Group’s Case Studies and Recommendations:

View our Story Map     Read the Case Studies

Read the Working Group Recommendations

Implementation Highlights

2021 Staff Report     2020 Staff Report     2019 Staff Report


Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team

The Commission’s JEDI team advances initiatives focused on implementing our Environmental Justice Policy and embedding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into the Commission’s work. It enables staff to share racial equity actions and information, and engage other agencies on this topic. The team is organized into the following four subcommittees: diversity, inclusion, and hiring; environmental justice policy implementation; outreach and engagement; and an equity matters newsletter. The team meets quarterly to support the implementation of our Environmental Justice Policy and racial equity efforts.

News and Updates


CalEnviroscreen 4.0 logo links to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) site for more information

The California Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment have just released an updated version of the environmental justice tool, CalEnviroScreen.


• Identify and engage with impacted communities • Solicit indigenous perspectives • Educate and empower staff • Analyze potential environmental justice impacts of a proposed project or action • Reduce impacts • Identify and promote actions that increase equity • Improve public engagement and transparency • Encourage community-oriented leases • Ensure accountability

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If you have questions about our Policy or about how the Commission’s work intersects with environmental justice, please contact:

Yessica Ramirez
Environmental Justice Liasion