After flint: Environmental justice as equal protection

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Abstract

This Essay conceptualizes the Flint water crisis as an archetypical case of underenforcement-that is, a denial of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Viewed as such, the inadequacy of environmental regulation can be understood as a failure that extends beyond the confines of Flint; a failure that demands a far more expansive duty to protect vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-890
Number of pages12
JournalNorthwestern University law review
Volume111
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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