Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions

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Island Press, Jul 1, 1995 - Political Science - 288 pages
In Environmental Justice, leading thinkers of the environmental justice movement take a direct look at the failure of "top down" public policy to effectively deal with issues of environmental equity.The book provides a startling look at pressing social and environmental problems and charts a course for future action. Among the topics considered are: the history of the social justice movement the role of the professional in working with community groups methods of dealing with environmental problems at the international level participatory national policy for environmental education, energy, industrial development, and housing and sustainable development.Contributors include Robert Bullard, Deeohn Ferris, Tom B.K. Goldtooth, David Hahn-Baker, Beverly Wright, Ivette Perfecto, Patrick West, and others.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview
8
2 Environmental Justice and the Professional
35
What Role in Environmental Justice?
45
A Response to Inequity
57
5 Environmentalists and Environmental Justice Policy
66
6 Residential Segregation and Urban Quality of Life
76
7 The Net Impact of Environmental Protection on Jobs and the Economy
86
Implications for Point Discharge Policy in Michigan
124
Summary of Sovereignty and Its Implications for Environmental Protection
138
Creating a New Future with Agriculture and Rural America
149
14 Rethinking International Environmental Policy in the Late Twentieth Century
187
Summary
208
Appendix 1 Executive Order 12898 February 11 1994 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations
221
from the Symposium on Health Research and Needs to Ensure Environmental
227
References
235

8 Toward a New Industrial Policy
107
Expanding the Agenda of Reform
115

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Bunyan Bryant is professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and adjunct professor in the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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