Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline / Edition 1

Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline / Edition 1

by J. Timmons Roberts, Melissa M. Toffolon-Weiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521669006

ISBN-13: 9780521669009

Pub. Date: 02/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline describes four cases in Louisiana in which residents were locked in struggles with industry and government representatives over issues of environmental injustice. Roberts and Toffolon-Weiss explain how, at the end of the twentieth century, situations of environmental injustice were created and eventually resolved.

Overview

Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline describes four cases in Louisiana in which residents were locked in struggles with industry and government representatives over issues of environmental injustice. Roberts and Toffolon-Weiss explain how, at the end of the twentieth century, situations of environmental injustice were created and eventually resolved. The authors show that conflicts do not occur in a vacuum. Rather, one struggle changes policy, trains political actors, activists, and industry representatives, and can have a significant effect on all future struggles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521669009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Environmental justice struggles in perspective; 2. Roots of environmental justice in Louisiana; 3. The Nation's first major environmental justice judgment: the LES Clairborne Uranium Enrichment Facility; 4. EPA's environmental justice test case: the Shintech PVC Plant; 5. Media savvy Cajuns and Houma Indians fight Exxon's oilfield waste in Grand Bois; 6. Stress and the politics of living on a superfund site - the agriculture street municipal landfill (with Amanda Leiker); 7. The Empire Strikes Back: backlash and implications for the future; First hand resources on environmental justice struggles: web sites; Further readings.

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