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  •  So the richies get no prisons because of this? (3+ / 0-)

    That seems... odd... that we codified that into law.

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    by AZ Independent on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 10:44:54 AM PDT

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    •  Read again (5+ / 0-)

      No, the "richies get no prisons" is wrong; poor and minority populations should NOT have to bear the (negative) impacts of the project/facility disproportionately to their representation in the (local) population.  everyone should have similar burden of the effects, regardless of being poor or minority.

      Real life just doesn't always work out that way.  And if these are state prison facilities, then none of this may apply.

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      by tom 47 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 11:36:18 AM PDT

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      •  Ah ok. Yeah, these are state prisons (2+ / 0-)
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        Thank you for your perspective.

        "Look at this; I'm a coward too; You don't need to hide, my friend; For I'm just like you" - Monster/Sprite (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex)

        by AZ Independent on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 11:42:12 AM PDT

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        •  btw, I don't know AZ state enviro. law, (3+ / 0-)
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          but it may have provisions for enviro. review of large state public-expenditure projects, like prisons, even if they are built privately.  There may be an exemption for prisons (courtesy of your Lege and Gov., plus their super-keen lobbyists!), of course.  Or no such state law at all.

          Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

          by tom 47 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 01:37:40 PM PDT

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