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GLRPPR Sector Resource: CAFOs and Environmental Justice: The Case of North Carolina

Title:
CAFOs and Environmental Justice: The Case of North Carolina

Abstract:
The clustering of North Carolina's hog CAFOs in low-income, minority communities--and the health impacts that accompany them--has raised concerns of environmental injustice and environmental racism. As one pair of investigators explained, "[P]eople of color and the poor living in rural communities lacking the political capacity to resist are said to shoulder the adverse socio-economic, environmental, or health related effects of swine waste externalities without sharing in the economic benefits brought by industrialized pork production." Although North Carolina is not the only area with environmental justice concerns vis-a-vis CAFOs, it has become one of the best studied.

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.121-a182

Source:
Environmental Health Perspectives, 121:A182-A189

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2013

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