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White House Council on Environmental Quality

White House Council on Environmental Quality The Council on Environmental Quality The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.

CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970.

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This #EarthMonth, we’re highlighting the historic climate progress the Biden-Harris Administration has made to date. Lea...
04/25/2022
National Climate Task Force | The White House

This #EarthMonth, we’re highlighting the historic climate progress the Biden-Harris Administration has made to date. Learn more on how you can take climate action in your community.

Take Climate Action in Your Community Find out how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can help your community supercharge the transition to clean energy,

Today, on #EarthDay, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to expand his Administration’s historic and bold effor...
04/22/2022
FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen America's Forests, Boost Wildfire Resilience, and Combat Global Deforestation | The White House

Today, on #EarthDay, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to expand his Administration’s historic and bold efforts to tackle the climate crisis, make our nation more resilient to extreme weather, and strengthen local economies.

New actions will protect against wildfire threats, support local economies, and reduce climate pollution Today, on Earth Day, President Biden will sign an

One year ago today, Chair Brenda Mallory was sworn in by the Senate as the first Black woman and 12th Chair of the Counc...
04/14/2022

One year ago today, Chair Brenda Mallory was sworn in by the Senate as the first Black woman and 12th Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. Since then, Chair Mallory has traveled across the country to highlight opportunities through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and key initiatives, like Justice40 and America the Beautiful. She has helped to coordinate and advance the Biden-Harris administration’s environmental policy agenda through meaningful engagements with elected federal, state and local leaders, Tribes, stakeholders, and many other communities.

We announced a series of public listening sessions and training webinars on the beta version of the Climate and Economic...
03/04/2022
CEQ Announces Public Listening Sessions and Training Webinars on Draft Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool | The White House

We announced a series of public listening sessions and training webinars on the beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST).

The CEJST will help Federal agencies identify disadvantaged communities for the purposes of the Justice40 Initiative—a signature initiative of the Biden-Harris Administration that seeks to provide 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments to disadvantaged communities. The current version of the tool is in a public beta form and will be updated based on public feedback and research. In addition to submitting written comments through the Federal Register, the public can also provide feedback directly on the CEJST website.

Check out the schedule below. For more information and to register for these virtual sessions, go to: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq/news-updates/2022/03/03/ceq-announces-public-listening-sessions-and-training-webinars-on-draft-climate-and-economic-justice-screening-tool/

Training Webinars on beta version of CEJST

- Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 4pm ET.
- Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 4pm ET.
- Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 4pm.

Public Listening Sessions on beta version of CEJST

- Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4pm ET.
- Friday, April 15, 2022 at 4pm ET.

The beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool can be found at https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov.

Public Engagement Sessions to Gather Feedback on Screening Tool that Will Help Federal Agencies Ensure that the Benefits of Federal Programs are Reaching

02/25/2022

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory and White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse join The 19th News Represents: Black History Month Conversation. Tune in!

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality released a beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Scre...
02/18/2022
CEQ Publishes Draft Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, Key Component in the Implementation of President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative | The White House

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality released a beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), a major step toward addressing current and historic environmental injustices and fulfilling a key campaign promise from President Biden.

Check it out: https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov/

Screening Tool Will Help Federal Agencies Ensure that the Benefits of Federal Programs are Reaching Disadvantaged Communities Today, the White House

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory joined U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb H...
02/17/2022
Secretary Haaland Tours Significant Civil Rights Sites in Mississippi, Highlights Administration's Commitment to Telling America’s Story

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory joined U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson this week in honoring individuals and events in Mississippi that advanced the Civil Rights Movement, and highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to telling America’s story.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today visited several communities and sites in Mississippi to honor individuals and events that advanced the Civil Rights Movement.

JUST IN: The Biden-Harris administration is teaming up with states, cities, labor, and industry to launch the Building P...
01/21/2022
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Coalition of States and Local Governments to Strengthen Building Performance Standards | The White House

JUST IN: The Biden-Harris administration is teaming up with states, cities, labor, and industry to launch the Building Performance Standards Coalition, a first-of-its-kind partnership between 33 state and local governments dedicated to delivering cleaner, healthier, and more affordable buildings.

New Federal, State, and Local Action to Support Energy Efficient Buildings, Create Jobs, and Lower Costs Today, President Biden announced during his

During the first year of the Biden-Harris administration, the Council on Environmental Quality made historic progress to...
01/20/2022
One-Year Wrap-Up: Highlights from the Council on Environmental Quality’s Progress in Tackling the Climate Crisis, Advancing Environmental Justice, Conserving and Restoring Lands and Waters, Boosting Clean Energy Investments and Strengthening...

During the first year of the Biden-Harris administration, the Council on Environmental Quality made historic progress to address climate change, advance environmental justice, conserve public lands and waters, boost clean energy investments, and strengthen Federal sustainability.

Learn more about the steps we took to advance these key environmental priorities.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is working to advance five major environmental priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration:

Want to learn how the Federal government is leveraging its scale and procurement power to drive clean, healthy, and resi...
01/10/2022
Federal Sustainability Plan: Catalyzing America's Clean Energy Industries and Jobs | Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer

Want to learn how the Federal government is leveraging its scale and procurement power to drive clean, healthy, and resilient operations? Read more: https://www.sustainability.gov/federalsustainabilityplan/index.html

The Federal Sustainability Plan sets out a range of medium- and long-term targets and actions designed to deliver an emissions reduction pathway consistent with the 1.5 ambition of the Paris Agreement. Click on the icons below to learn how the Federal Government will achieve each goal.

ICYMI: The White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture...
01/06/2022
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Expansion of Locally-Led Conservation Efforts in First Year of “America the Beautiful” Initiative | The White House

ICYMI: The White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Commerce released their first annual progress report outlining their collective work to pursue the first-ever national conservation goal established by President Biden through the #AmericatheBeautiful initiative.

The report highlights steps the Biden-Harris Administration has taken over the past year to support locally-led and voluntary efforts to conserve, connect, and restore lands and waters across the nation that sustain the health of our communities, power local economies, and help combat climate change.

Progress Report Highlights Land and Water Projects Underway as U.S. Pursues First-Ever National Conservation Goal Today, the Biden-Harris Administration

Today, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy will participate...
11/16/2021
White House Tribal Nations Summit - Day Two

Today, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy will participate in the White House Tribal Nations Summit on a panel with Tribal leaders to discuss climate change impacts and solutions in Indian Country. The Summit is an opportunity for the Administration to celebrate the significant progress we have already made to promote public safety and protect Tribal lands, respect Tribal treaty rights and Indigenous knowledge, and build a stronger Nation-to-Nation relationship.

Tune in at 11:00am EST at the link below 📺
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61gU9HQP_0Y

The White House and members of the Biden-Harris administration will host the second day of the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit. The Summit brings together officia...

ICYMI: This month, we launched the America the Beautiful Interagency Working Group. Co-chaired by Brenda Mallory, Interi...
08/31/2021
Readout of White House America the Beautiful Interagency Working Group | The White House

ICYMI: This month, we launched the America the Beautiful Interagency Working Group. Co-chaired by Brenda Mallory, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. This group will help deliver on President Biden’s #AmericatheBeautiful initiative, a locally-led, nationally-scaled effort to conserve and restore at least 30 percent of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030. https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq/news-updates/2021/08/10/readout-of-white-house-america-the-beautiful-interagency-working-group/

Today, the White House launched the America the Beautiful Interagency Working Group (IWG). Co-chaired by Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, the working group will coo...

07/29/2021

Tune in as Chair Mallory talks American the Beautiful!

During the fourth National Climate Task Force meeting, Chair Mallory outlined how voluntary, locally-led conservation ef...
06/29/2021
Readout of the Fourth National Climate Task Force Meeting | The White House

During the fourth National Climate Task Force meeting, Chair Mallory outlined how voluntary, locally-led conservation efforts through the American the Beautiful initiative help harness the power of nature to combat climate change. Read more here:

Biden Administration Mounts Whole-of-Government Response to Address Extreme Heat Impacting Nearly Half of U.S. and Boosting Climate Resilience Today,

05/03/2021

This week, we honor and recognize public servants in our nation’s Federal, Tribal, state, and local governments for their continued dedication and service. Thanks for all the work you do to serve our communities. #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek

We’re all in this together. The U.S. has joined forces with Canada to cut emissions from our respective national governm...
04/22/2021
The Governments of the United States and Canada Announce New Greening Government Initiative | The White House

We’re all in this together. The U.S. has joined forces with Canada to cut emissions from our respective national governmental operations. https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq/news-updates/the-governments-of-the-united-states-and-canada-announce-new-greening-government-initiative/

WASHINGTON – Today, in conjunction with President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the United States and Canada announced

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that CEQ was established 51 years ago, just a few months before the very first Earth Day? ...
04/22/2021
Renewing the Pursuit of Environmental Quality | The White House

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that CEQ was established 51 years ago, just a few months before the very first Earth Day? Today, we recommit to tackling the climate crisis with the urgency it demands and providing a healthy planet for generations to come. Check out what Chair Mallory has to say on 'Renewing the Pursuit of Environmental Quality.'
https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq/news-updates/renewing-the-pursuit-of-environmental-quality/

Happy Earth Day! As the newly-confirmed Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a White House agency that was created just months before the

Every Kid in a Park
12/16/2016
Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Great news! Seven federal agencies signed an interagency commitment to continue the Every Kid in a Park initiative for the next five years. A huge thanks to the President, First Lady, and all of the agencies who have made this possible!

Read more in the White House celebratory blog: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/12/15/celebrating-every-kid-park or the Let's Move post: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2016/12/15/every-kid-park-program-will-reach-every-school-age-child-us-within-12-years

09/16/2016
The Obama White House

ICYMI: Yesterday, President Obama created the the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean! The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will protect fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England. go.wh.gov/EYjFHZ

"If we’re going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, we’re going to have to act." —President Obama speaking today after designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first ever in the Atlantic Ocean. Since taking office, President Obama has protected more land and water than any U.S. president in history: go.wh.gov/EYjFHZ

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Just an average American here begging that this body of government take swift and immediate action regarding our water crisis here in FL. The toxic green and blue algae from Lake Okechobee is creating an environmental disaster. I think our president will go down in the history books as perhaps one of the greatest,this will only further his legacy. Florida needs this administrations help. Thank You
President Trump, dump the CEQ.
RESCIND EXECUTIVE ORDER 13693 ASAP.
Please resend executive order 13693 immediately, or at the very least exempt the Department of Defense. Compliance with this executive order only waste of valuable time and resources from military activities, but does absolutely nothing to support the war-fighting effort. If anything trust military support planners to do the right thing when it comes to saving energy. In addition to resending is overly obtrusive executive order please terminate all of the stupid and redundant reporting requirements if not the entire federal government for the dod