Environmental Justice & Limited English Proficiency

  1. Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency
  2. Justicia ambiental y capacidad limitada del inglés

Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency

Environmental justice (EJ) refers to the “fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” In particular, environmental justice addresses the historical legacy of disparities in how communities of color and low-income populations have been affected by government actions, including transportation planning decisions. 

The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to preventing the discrimination of low-income and minority populations as a result of any impact of its programs or activities in accordance with Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and in Low-Income Populations.

Limited English Proficiency

In addition, the Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to providing meaningful access to persons that have Limited English Proficiency, in accordance with Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency. To request translation services or a translated document, please contact tcok@mrcog-nm.gov.