Is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Assessment Pilot Program Environmentally Just?

Environmental Health Perspectives, 110(2): 249-257, 2002

By: Environmental Health Perspectives, Laura Solitare, Michael Greenberg
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This article assesses the EPA’s brownfields assessment pilot program to determine whether the program is environmentally just. It finds that the program is environmentally just based on the EPA disproportionately awarding grants to economically distressed cities first. It concludes with some general policy recommendations.