Unequal Protection: The Racial Divide in Environmental Law

Number 12158
Subject Discrimination
Source National Law Journal
State
Year 1992
Publication Date Sept. 21
Summary The National Law Journal investigates the "racial divide in the way the U.S. government cleans up toxic waste sites and punishes polluters. White communities see faster action, better results and stiffer penalties than communities where Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities live. This unequal protection often occurs whether the community is wealthy or poor."
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Pages 40
Keywords CAR racism environment EPA superfund Sierra Club cancer clusters legal system enforcement waste disposal public housing communities
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