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Discrimination in Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring?

Corbett Grainger and Andrew Schreiber

AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2019, vol. 109, 277-82

Abstract: In 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.

JEL-codes: D63 J15 L51 Q53 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
Note: DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191063
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