Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline

ISBN-10: 0521669006

ISBN-13: 9780521669009

Edition: 2001

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Description: Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline provides a rare glimpse of the environmental justice movement as it plays out in four landmark struggles at the end of the twentieth century. The book describes the stories of everyday people who have decided to take to the streets to battle what they perceive as injustice: the unequal exposure of minorities and the poor to the 'bads' produced by our industrial society. In these struggles residents and local, state, and national environmental and social justice groups are on one side pitted against local and state government representatives and industry on the other. By employing historical and theoretical lenses in viewing these struggles, the book reveals how situations of environmental injustice are created and how they are resolved. These cases bear great similarity to battles occurring across the nation, and are setting precedents for national and state agencies as they handle these cases.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Environmental justice struggles in perspective
Roots of environmental justice in Louisiana
The Nation's first major environmental justice judgment: the LES Clairborne Uranium Enrichment Facility
EPA's environmental justice test case: the Shintech PVC Plant
Media savvy Cajuns and Houma Indians fight Exxon's oilfield waste in Grand Bois
Stress and the politics of living on a superfund site - the agriculture street municipal landfill (with Amanda Leiker)
The Empire Strikes Back: backlash and implications for the future
First hand resources on environmental justice struggles: Web sites
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