Environmental Justice: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary by David E. Newton

By David E. Newton

Environmental Justice rigorously examines each side of the difficulty because it applies to express examples of such environmental dangers as lead paint in homes, poisonous waste websites, nuclear strength vegetation, and air and water pollutants. The scope of the e-book is worldwide, and readers will come away with an excellent knowing of environmental justice.This paintings is a wonderful source for top institution and school scholars, lecturers, legislators, activists, and laypersons.

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V. , 142 Village of Arlington Heights et al. v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp. , 144 Harrisburg Coalition Against Ruining the Environment v. Volpe, 146 El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpio v. S. Environmental Protection Agency on Environmental Justice Issues, 151 Our Calls to Action, 155 Principles of Environmental Justice, 156 Comments to and About the EPA Environmental Equity Workgroup, 158 Model Environmental Justice Act, 162 Commission on Racial Justice, United Church of Christ, 171 5 Directory of Organizations 173 6 Selected Print Resources 207 Reports, 233 7 Selected Nonprint Resources 235 8 Glossary 243 Acronyms and Abbreviations, 259 Index, 263 About the Author, 273 Page xiii Preface Environmentalism and the civil rights movement have been two of the most important social movements in the United States over the past half century.

And the seeds of a movement that would confront environmental inequities had been planted years before the Warren County protest brought the movement to public attention. The issue facing residents of Warren County, North Carolina, in 1982 was and is not unique in the United States. The issue has been described as environmental inequity or environmental racism, terms that refer to the generally accepted evidence that environmental hazards are not distributed equally among various groups of people, either in the United States or throughout the world.

Of the six cities with the largest number of hazardous waste sites, African Americans make up a far greater fraction of residents than do whites. 3 percent African Americans; 173 sites); St. 1 percent; 94 sites). S. The Commission concluded its report with a number of recommendations (see chapter 4). As dramatic as was the Commission on Racial Justice report, it was certainly not the first serious study of the relationship among environmental hazards, race, and income. For example, an early study by David Harrison found that the costs of air pollution were more likely to be borne by low-income groups than by middle- or high-income groups (Harrison 1975).

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