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Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
EJSCREEN is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJSCREEN users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area. All of the EJSCREEN indicators are publicly-available data. EJSCREEN simply provides a way to display this information and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes. Water related indicators include proximity to 'Risk Management Plan' sites, proximity to 'Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities', proximity to 'National Priorities List' sites, and proximity to major direct water dischargers. Environmental justice indicators include 'Percent Low Income,' 'Percent Minority,' 'Less than Highschool Education,' 'Linguistic Education,' 'Individuals Under Age 5,' Individuals Over Age 64.'

RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative 
This initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.

RePowering Mapping and Screening Tools
EPA’s RE-Powering Mapper, a series of Google Earth KMZ files, makes it possible to view EPA's information about renewable energy potential on contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites, alongside other information contained in Google Earth. Using screening criteria developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab, EPA has pre-screened over 80,000 sites for their renewable energy potential.  As part of this effort, EPA collaborated with state agencies from California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.  This screening was performed in August 2015.

State Resources - KENTUCKY

Green Resources for Businesses, Communities, and Individuals
Modules, case studies and other reference materials to help communities, businesses and individuals with their environmental efforts.  Topics covered include brownfields, environmental compliance assistance, operator certification and licensing, the KY Excel program, and other green resources. 


Bankrupt Coal Companies
AMA works on legacy issues from bankrupt coal companies. 

Abandoned Mines Map
An interactive map of abandoned mines across the Appalachian region.