EPA 'Environmental Justice' Map Highlights California's Pollution Ills

"Many Southern California communities stand out as some of the nation’s worst environmental justice hot spots, according to a new map released Wednesday by the Obama administration.

The interactive online map created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights low-income, minority communities across the country that face the greatest health risks from pollution. The analysis combines demographic and environmental data to identify where vulnerable populations face heavy burdens from air pollution, traffic congestion, lead paint, hazardous waste sites and other hazards.

The map, known as EJSCREEN, allows residents of all 50 states to look up how their level of environmental risk compares to the rest of the nation."

Tony Barboza reports for the Los Angeles Times June 10, 2015.


EPA EJScreen Page

Source: LA Times, 06/11/2015