How Wyoming is Addressing Environmental Justice
- How Does Wyoming Define Environmental Justice and Environmental Justice Communities?
- How Does Wyoming Consider Environmental Justice in its Substantive Actions?
- How Does Wyoming Address Environmental Justice in its Procedures?
- Additional Wyoming Environmental Justice Provisions
- Wyoming Environmental Justice Contacts
- Where to Find Wyoming Environmental Justice Laws, Policies, and Tools
(with full citations) All States & Territories
How Does Wyoming Define Environmental Justice and Environmental Justice Communities?
Environmental Justice Definitions
Environmental Justice Mapping Tools
How Does Wyoming Consider Environmental Justice in its Substantive Actions?
Environmental Justice as a Policy of the Environmental Agency or Across All Agencies
Consideration of Environmental Justice in Permitting
Consideration of Environmental Justice in Enforcement
Consideration of Environmental Justice in Land Use
State Environmental Policy Act “Mini-NEPA”
Dedicated Funding to Environmental Justice Communities
Consideration of Cumulative Impacts
In addition to environmental permits, certain Wyoming facilities are required to obtain authorizations through the Irndustrial Siting Division of WDEQ. The authorization requires a finding that the facility: (1) will not result in a significant detriment to, or significant impairment of, the environment or the social and economic condition of present or expected inhabitants, (2) will not substantially impair health, safety, or welfare in the areas of site influence. The evaluation includes consideration of area population, housing, and environmental impacts, including cumulative impacts of the proposed industrial facility and other projects in the area.
Prohibitions on Disparate Impact Discrimination
Established Environmental Rights
How Does Wyoming Address Environmental Justice in its Procedures?
Environmental Justice as Part of Environmental Agency’s Mission
Environmental Justice as Part of Other Agency’s Mission
Processes and Procedures (including Title VI)
Wyoming has a Title VI coordinator to ensure that WDEQ does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
Complaints can be made to the Title VI coordinator through an online form. Kimber Wichmann ((307)777-7198 ) is WDEQ’s Title VI coordinator. You may also telephone 307-777-7937 (Please ask for the Title VI Coordinator).
Enhanced Public Participation and Information Access
WDEQ provides an integrated machine translated version of its website for the benefit of non-native English speakers. The tool offered by Google comes in 108 different languages.
Consultation with Indigenous Communities and Tribal Nations
Governmental Environmental Justice Structures, Positions, and Funding Streams
Environmental Justice Coordinating Agency
Environmental Justice Coordinator
Deputy Director Luke Esch
WDEQ Environmental Justice Coordinator
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
200 W 17thStreet
Cheyenne, WY 82002.
Environmental Justice Advisory Board
Funding for Environmental Justice
Additional Wyoming Environmental Justice Provisions
Wyoming Environmental Justice Contacts
Where to Find Wyoming Environmental Justice Laws, Policies, and Tools
Legislation and Statutes
WYO. STAT. ANN. §35-12-101 et seq.
Wyo. Adm. Rules 020.0004.1.08092018 and 020.0004.2.05212014