Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
I will focus on what can and cannot be done under the existing statutory and regulatory structures and the common law to protect minority communities from environmental hazards. I will highlight some of the current holes in the legal system to suggest areas where statutory reform might be useful. Fights against these facilities break down between future unbuilt facilities, on the one hand, and existing facilities on the other hand.
Michael B. Gerrard,
The Role of Existing Environmental Laws in the Environmental Justice Movement,
St. John's J. Legal Comment.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/807