Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

White House Council on Environmental Quality

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This tool uses an interactive map to identify communities that are overburdened and underserved using eight categories of indicators: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development. A community is considered to be disadvantaged if it is located within a census tract that meets the tool’s methodology or is on land within the boundaries of federally recognized tribes.


  • Identify disadvantaged, or partially disadvantaged, communities using thresholds
  • Rank burdens using percentiles
  • Explore burdens associated with each census tract and compare burdens between census tracts

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