The Availability of Private Suits to Enforce Environmental Justice: Past, Present and Future
Scott, Robert H.
Washington and Lee University, Shepherd Poverty Program
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (United States)
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Robert H. Scott is a member of the Class of 2003 of Washington and Lee University School of Law.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]For over twenty years legal and social commentators and advocates have recognized that low income and minority communities bear a disproportionate burden regarding pollution, hazardous waste siting, and other environmental hazards. . . . This phenomenon is known generally as environmental injustice. Environmental racism focuses on a subset of the environmental injustice claims that relate specifically to disproportionate burdens that occur along racial lines. The environmental justice movement aims to eliminate these injustices. [From Introduction]