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University of Texas at El Paso

IPED Technical Reports

2001

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Pursuing Environmental Justice Through The Courts: An Overview Of The Process And Why It Has Failed, Julie Lynne Hershenberg Oct 2001

Pursuing Environmental Justice Through The Courts: An Overview Of The Process And Why It Has Failed, Julie Lynne Hershenberg

IPED Technical Reports

This project brought together two issues that dominate policy debates in the southwestern U.S. and especially along the United States – Mexico Border; namely, environmental justice, and legal liabilities associated with adverse environmental actions. Both are major implementation problems. In the southwest the issue becomes more problematic as the two-nations meet face-to-face, and the maquiladora industry continues to expand, creating new burdens on an already stressed environment as a result of industrial practices that have not always meet U.S. environmental standards.