by Leslie Martinez


The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced the launch of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool in November. The online, interactive map uses census data to help federal agencies identify areas most in need of climate and sustainability investment. It’s part of President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative to deliver 40% of federal environmental funds to communities overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment.

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