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Episode 86: Unequal Protection from Pollution

Episode 86: Unequal Protection from Pollution

As Congress and the Trump Administration roll back environmental protections, some communities are especially harmed. But Professor David Konisky explains that unequal protection is nothing new, and lays out a history of failed promises by the government.   For More on This Topic: Read his two-page brief, The Challenge of Achieving Environmental Protection for All Check out his book, Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice   Further Reading: Improving the Effectiveness of Federal Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households, Tony G. Reames, University of Michigan How Environmental Toxins Reduce Life Expectancy in Many American Neighborhoods, John I. Gilderbloom, University of Louisville, Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University