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Environmental Justice

DEQ Environmental Justice Study

DEQ and its consultants have completed a comprehensive Environmental Justice Study to identify how to best integrate environmental justice into the work of the agency. 

DEQ Environmental Justice Initiative

The actions outlined here include immediate steps the agency will take to address environmental justice and position the agency to deliver on the Study recommendations through next year’s action plan.

Webinar for DEQ

Skeo Solutions held a webinar on June 17 to share themes gathered during interviews as part of the environmental justice (EJ) study for DEQ. More than 600 people registered for the event. If you were unable to attend, you can click below to see the full recordings in either English or Spanish, or view the slide presentations. Please also take the survey, as feedback will be included in DEQ's final report, which is expected later this year. 

Webinar in English: 

Webinar in Spanish:

Presentation slides in English
Presentation slides in Spanish


In September 2019, DEQ began work with Skeo Solutions, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in environmental planning and community engagement, to conduct an environmental justice study. Skeo is a federally certified small business founded in 1996 and based in Charlottesville. The Skeo team will identify options and recommendations to DEQ for the development of a strategic approach on environmental justice issues.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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