The BlueGreen Alliance today responded to the CEQ’s request for information on Phase One of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Scorecard and to provide recommendations on additional metrics to include in future versions of the EJ Scorecard. The EJ Scorecard is a signature component of the Biden administration’s commitment to EJ and racial equity. It provides accountability and transparency on how 24 federal agencies are implementing Justice40 (J40), embedding EJ and equity throughout the federal government, and enforcing environmental and civil rights law.
As each federal agency scores their EJ accomplishments it will be important that quality job creation and workforce development are part of that calculation. We urge CEQ to include the community benefit, job quality, and workforce metrics enumerated above, that are also aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Good Jobs Principles, so that federal agencies will be accountable for, but also catalysts for, good jobs in EJ communities.
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