Equity and the Eco-System: Can Injunctions Clear the Air?

On April 22, 1970, a number of private groups in the United States sponsored “Earth Day,” an attempt to turn the attention of the population to matters of environmental concern. The dramatically favorable response to the idea of “Earth Day” suggests the extent to which more and more persons are becoming worried about ecological destruction. One of the methods of preventing that destruction, the obtaining of injunctions against industrial polluters, is the subject of this Comment. The central focus of this Comment is upon the injunction as a means of preventing air pollution, but most of the substance is equally applicable to the obtaining of injunctions against other forms of pollution.