Discrimination in Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring?
AbstractIn the United States, ambient air quality is regulated through National Ambient Air Quality standards (NAAQS). Enforcement of these standards is delegated to state and sub-state regulators who are also tasked with designing their own monitoring networks for ambient pollution. Past work has found evidence consistent with strategic behavior: local regulators strategically avoid pollution hotspots when siting monitors. This paper assesses whether income and race have historically played a role in monitor siting decisions.
CitationGrainger, Corbett, and Andrew Schreiber. 2019. "Discrimination in Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring?" AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109: 277-82. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191063
- D63 Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- L51 Economics of Regulation
- Q53 Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
- Q58 Environmental Economics: Government Policy