Introduction:According to the EPA, environmental justice is the fair treatment of all people, regardless of demographic characteristics, with respect to environmental issues (2012). However, environmental injustice often occurs. Case studies have shown that minority populations and those living in poverty shoulder a disproportionate burden of environmental problems (Blodgett 2006; Bullard et. al. 2007; Mennis 2002). A socioeconomic status (SES) index shows the disparity between advantaged and disadvantaged communities.
Moore, Atalie E., "Environmental Justice (Or Injustice?) in Pierce County" (2013). GIS Certificate Projects. 68.