The Battle for environmental justice in Louisiana
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Published by The Committee in Louisiana .
Written in English



  • Louisiana,
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  • Environmental protection -- Louisiana -- Citizen participation.,
  • Environmental justice -- Louisiana -- Case studies.,
  • Environmental health -- Political aspects -- Louisiana.,
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Louisiana -- Case studies.,
  • African Americans -- Politics and government -- Case studies.,
  • African Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Louisiana.,
  • Racism -- Louisiana -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

StatementLouisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
ContributionsUnited States Commission on Civil Rights. Louisiana Advisory Committee.
LC ClassificationsTD171.3.L6 B38 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1165583M
LC Control Number94146306

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