Justice and Natural Resources Concepts, Strategies, and Applications

ISBN-10: 1559638982
ISBN-13: 9781559638982
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Just over two decades ago, research findings that environmentally hazardous facilities were more likely to be sited near poor and minority communities gave rise to the environmental justice movement. Yet inequitable distribution of the burdens of industrial facilities and pollution is only half of the problem; poor and minority communities are often denied the benefits of natural resources and can suffer disproportionate harm from decisions about their management and use.Justice and Natural Resourcesis the first book devoted to exploring the concept of environmental justice in the realm of natural resources. Contributors consider how decisions about the management and use of natural resources can exacerbate social injustice and the problems of disadvantaged communities. Looking at issues that are predominantly rural and western -- many of them involving Indian reservations, public lands, and resource development activities -- it offers a new and more expansive view of environmental justice.The book begins by delineating the key conceptual dimensions of environmental justice in the natural resource arena. Following the conceptual chapters are contributions that examine the application of environmental justice in natural resource decision-making. Chapters examine: how natural resource management can affect a range of stakeholders quite differently, distributing benefits to some and burdens to others the potential for using civil rights laws to address damage to natural and cultural resources the unique status of Native American environmental justice claims parallels between domestic and international environmental justice how authority under existing environmental law can be used by Federal regulators and communities to address a broad spectrum of environmental justice concerns Justice and Natural Resourcesoffers a concise overview of the field of environmental justice and a set of frameworks for understanding it. It expands the previously urban and industrial scope of the movement to include distribution of the burdens and access to the benefits of natural resources, broadening environmental justice to a truly nationwide concern.

List of Acronyms
List of Cases
List of Statutes
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Frameworks
Beyond "Traditional" Environmental Justice
Assessing Claims of Environmental Justice: Conceptual Frameworks
Water, Poverty, Equity, and Justice in Colorado: A Pragmatic Approach
International Environmental Protection: Human Rights and the North-South Divide
Concepts
The Coincidental Order of Environmental Injustice
Environmental Justice in an Era of Devolved Collaboration
Tribal Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
Strategies and Applications
Expanding Civil Rights Protections in Contested Terrain: Using Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Forest Management and Environmental Justice in Northern New Mexico
NEPA in Indian Country: Compliance Requirement to Decision-Making Tool
A Framework to Assess Environmental Justice Concerns for Proposed Federal Projects
Protecting Natural Resources and the Issue of Environmental Justice
Mineral Development: Protecting the Land and Communities
Conclusion
Hoping Against History: Environmental Justice in the Twenty-first Century
About the Authors
Index

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