Fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan
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Building Public Tools to Advance Environmental Justice

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US0120.0 Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, directs the White House Office of Management and Budget, in coordination with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Digital Service, and other relevant agency heads, to publish an annual Environmental Justice Scorecard detailing agency environmental justice performance measures. The White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council (IAC) is also directed to develop performance measures to ensure accountability for work to address current and historic environmental injustice. The Environmental Justice Scorecard was created at the direction of President Biden to assess the Federal Government's progress on advancing environmental justice, to provide transparency for the public, and to increase accountability for Federal agencies.
Agency Council on Environmental Quality, Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Digital Service

The Phase One Environmental Justice Scorecard was released in April 2023. The Phase One Scorecard provides a baseline assessment of the Federal Government’s efforts to secure environmental justice. It outlines steps taken, processes implemented, and other actions taken by Federal agencies in 2021 and 2022 to help achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s environmental justice goals. The Phase One Scorecard reports progress in the following areas: advancing the Justice40 Initiative, implementing and enforcing environmental and civil rights law, and embedding environmental justice throughout the Federal Government. The link to the Environmental Justice Scorecard is:

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