Discrimination in Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring?
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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