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Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

David M. Konisky

Abstract

This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of the federal government’s implementation of environmental justice policy. Decades of scholarly research has demonstrated that low-income and minority communities experience disproportionate environmental burdens. During the mid-1990s, the federal government initiated several policies to address these environmental inequalities, including an executive order signed by President Clinton in 1994 (Executive Order 12898) that called on federal agencies to consider environmental justice concerns in its programs, policies, and activities. Yet, tw ... More

Keywords: Environmental justice, Inequality, Environmental Protection Agency, Policy evaluation, Federal government, Administration action, Environmental decision-making, Regulation, Executive Order 12898

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028837
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Konisky, editor
Georgetown University

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