A complete prediction of the success of brownfield legislation cannot be made through statutory analysis alone. There are many factors besides the legislature's scope of influence and authority that must work in tandem to ensure broad success in brownfield redevelopment. This comment analyzes the economic, social and political dynamics surrounding brownfields in minority neighborhoods via discussions regarding how legislators and the governor must leverage all tools at their disposal to achieve brownfield initiatives that will simultaneously serve to address environmental justice goals.
Recommended CitationNicholas Capuano, Silent Blight: New York's Brownfields & Environmental Justice, 20 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 811 (2003)
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