CEQ Releases ‘Version 1.0’ Of Controversial Justice40 Mapping Tool

November 22, 2022
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has released the first formal version of its Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), which increases by nearly 4,000 from a beta version the number of communities eligible for funding under the Biden administration’s Justice40 initiative. The Nov. 22 release of CEJST “Version 1.0” means that federal agencies may now use it to identify disadvantaged communities eligible for Justice40 dollars, including under the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act. Justice40...

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