Three Main Principles of Environmental Justice
(as outlined by the Federal Government)
- To avoid, minimize or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low income populations.
- To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision- making process.
- To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low income populations.
Fresno COG’s Environmental Justice Report – Adopted July 2018
This Environmental Justice Equity Analysis is intended to measure both the benefits and burdens associated with the transportation investment alternatives included in the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, and to make sure that the environmental justice communities living within Fresno County share equitably in the benefits of the Plan’s investments without bearing a disproportionate share of the burdens.
Environmental Justice Subcommittee
If you have any questions, please contact Trai Her-Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-233-4148.
Environmental Justice Position Open for Area Youth
Fresno COG is actively recruiting a member of the community to sit on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Environmental Justice Subcommittee to represent youths. The committee provides expertise and assists Fresno COG staff in setting thresholds for Environmental Justice Populations and Communities for the Environmental Justice Report within the RTP and will appoint one member to sit on the RTP Roundtable for the duration of the RTP update.
Please see Fresno COG’s Title VI page
Questions on Fresno COG’s Environmental Justice activities please contact staff member Trai Her-Cole