“Unequal Protection”

Unequal_Protection_cover_optimized“Unequal Protection: The Racial Divide in Environmental Law”

The National Law Journal, September 21, 1992

I led a team of three reporters in the newspaper’s most ambitious investigative project ever, a computer-assisted project that showed stark disparity in enforcement of environmental laws in white and minority communities.

Our 12-page report led to Congressional hearings, a U.S. Civil Rights Commission probe, and The New York Times credited our work with helping to prompt the Clinton administration’s executive order on environmental justice.

“Unequal Protection” is winner of:

  • The George Polk Award
  • Scripps-Howard Foundation’s Meeman Award, environmental journalism
  • Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award, for achievement in the fight against racial hatred
  • Investigative Reporters And Editors Award
  • John Bartlow Martin Awards, Second Place, public interest journalism
  • National Headliner Awards, Second Place, coverage of major news event

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