CEQA Promotes Environmental Justice
The environmental justice movement arose out of grassroots resistance to a pervasive pattern of siting the most dangerous, polluting facilities in communities with predominantly low-income residents and minorities. This trend is driven in large part by zoning requirements, low property costs, and the fact that many low-income communities lack the political clout to effectively oppose these projects.
Ramo, Alan, "CEQA Promotes Environmental Justice" (2005). Publications. Paper 147.