The Texas Environmental Justice Explorer

Everyone deserves clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a healthy environment to live in. Unfortunately, Texans are negatively impacted by pollution and climate change every single day -- and these impacts are not distributed evenly.

The data is clear: the most vulnerable communities are also the most likely to be exposed to polluted air and water. Across the state, pollution hotspots are concentrated around the places that low-income and minority populations call home.

This map allows you to explore the uneven social and environmental burdens faced by every county in Texas. Click on a county to see its “cumulative risk score” (based on local pollution, demographic data, and health indicators). And use the “Share your Story” feature to add your personal experience to the map.

Built by Climate Cabinet Education in partnership with Texas Rising.