Identifying environmental justice communities in Illinois
The Illinois Power Agency and Elevate Energy have identified environmental justice communities in Illinois based on a methodological framework established in the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan.
These communities were designated as such through a calculation utilizing the U.S. EPA tool EJ Screen and a demonstrated higher risk of exposure to pollution based on environmental and socioeconomic factors. Specific questions can be directed to info@Illinoissfa.com.
In addition to communities which were identified as environmental justice communities using the framework in the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, groups or individuals may also submit a proposal to request that their community be designated as an environmental justice community. The details on how to apply as a part of the Environmental Justice Community Self-Designation process can be found here.
Examples of conditions for environmental justice communities