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Examining Environmental Justice in Facility-Level Regulatory Enforcement

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  • David M. Konisky
  • Tyler S. Schario

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This article examines claims made by environmental justice advocates that government inequitably enforces environmental laws. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • David M. Konisky & Tyler S. Schario, 2010. "Examining Environmental Justice in Facility-Level Regulatory Enforcement," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(3), pages 835-855.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:3:p:835-855
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    1. Francesca Spina, 2015. "Environmental Justice and Patterns of State Inspections," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 96(2), pages 417-429, June.

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