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

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.

Environmental Justice Policy Implementation Blueprint: • 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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Contact

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

Yessica Ramirez
Yessica.Ramirez@slc.ca.gov
916.574.1888