This Article focuses on the Florida Environmental Equity and Justice Commission's report concerning whether environmental hazards are disproportionately located in minority and low income communities in Florida. The Article provides a comprehensive background of the environmental justice movement in the United States and in Florida. Next, it describes the Commission's study and discusses the methodology that the Commission used for its proximity and demographic analysis. The Article finds that targeted environmental waste sites are disproportionately located near minority and low income communities and suggests the next step in examining environmental justice problems in Florida. Finally, the Article provides comprehensive graphs and tables illustrating the results of the Commission.
Gragg, Richard D. III; Christaldi, Ronald A.; Leong, Stephen; and Cooper, Marc
"The Location and Community Demographics of Targeted Environmental Hazardous Sites in Florida,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 12
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol12/iss1/1