environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice Index

The Environmental Justice Index (EJI) scores census tracts using a percentile ranking which represents the proportion of tracts that experience cumulative impacts of environmental burden and injustice equal to or lower than a tract of interest. For example, an EJI ranking of 0.85 signifies that 85% of tracts in the nation likely experience less severe cumulative impacts on health and well-being than the tract of interest, and that 15% or tracts in the nation likely experience more severe cumulative impacts from environmental burden. Learn more here.

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Environmental Justice Index
Published Aug. 24, 2023