Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic Authors Study on Environmental Racism

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at Washington University School of Law recently published a report titled “Environmental Racism in St. Louis”.  This report detailed that in St. Louis, blacks suffer from poor environmental regulations at a greater rate than their white peers. In summary, black families are more likely to visit the emergency room due to asthma, test positive for lead, and live in blighted communities. The study details how environmental injustice effects the quality of life, health and economics of St. Louis’ African Americans.