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xxix, 530 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Overview of the environmental justice movement
  • The evidence
  • Theories of causation
  • American Indians and environmental justice
  • Regulation and the administrative state
  • Risk and health
  • Standard setting
  • Permits and public enforcement
  • Contaminated properties
  • Governmental initiatives to address environmental justice
  • Land use planning, environmental review, and information disclosure laws
  • Responding to the challenge of climate change
  • Litigation, citizen enforcement, and common law remedies
  • Constitutional and civil rights claims.
"Environmental justice is a significant and dynamic contemporary development in environmental law. Rechtschaffen, Gauna and O'Neill provide an accessible compilation of interdisciplinary materials for studying environmental justice, interspersed with extensive notes, comments and questions designed to facilitate classroom discussion. The book integrates excerpts from empirical studies, cases, agency decisions, informal agency guidance, law reviews and other academic literature, as well as community-generated documents. The materials include writings from the fields of environmental law and civil rights law, as well as sociology, political science, and risk assessment." "After examining various conceptions of justice, studies about disparities in environmental harms and benefits, and the theories concerning the causes of such inequities, the book looks at environmental justice in a variety of regulatory contexts. Environmental Justice also explores various tools used in the effort to achieve environmental justice, including citizen suit enforcement of environmental laws, claims brought under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and various non-litigation strategies, including land use and planning tools, disclosure laws and collaborative projects." "This second edition includes new chapters addressing climate change, international environmental justice, and a capstone case study. It also adds expanded coverage of risk and the public health, empirical environmental justice research, and environmental justice for American Indian peoples."-- Jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 407 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Smart growth meets environmental justice / Robert D. Bullard
  • Race, poverty, and urban sprawl : access to opportunities through regional strategies / John A. Powell
  • ¿Quién es más urbanista? Latinos and smart growth / Manuel Pastor, Jr.
  • Sprawl and civil rights : a mayor's reflections / William A. Johnson, Jr.
  • Nashville : an experiment in metropolitan governance / David A. Padgett
  • Smart growth and the legacy of segregation in Richland County, South Carolina / Maya Wiley
  • Food justice and health in communities of color / Kimberly Morland and Steve Wing
  • Washed away by Hurricane Katrina : rebuilding a "new" New Orleans / Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard
  • Confronting transportation sprawl in metro Atlanta / Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, and Angel O. Torres
  • Environmental justice and transportation equity : a review of MPOs / Thomas W. Sanchez and James F. Wolf
  • Beyond dirty diesels : clean and just transportation in Northern Manhattan / Swati R. Prakash
  • Linking transportation equity and environmental justice with smart growth / Don Chen
  • Building regional coalitions between cities and suburbs / Myron Orfield
  • Smart growth tools for revitalizing environmentally challenged urban communities / Daniel J. Hutch.
The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarter is one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions.The contributors to Growing Smarter--urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists--all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarter illuminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today--and suggests workable strategies to address them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262026109 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Environmental justice in the twenty-first century / Robert D. Bullard
  • Neighborhoods "zoned" for garbage / Robert D. Bullard
  • Women warriors of color on the front line / Robert D. Bullard and Damu Smith
  • Living and dying in Louisiana's "cancer alley" / Beverly Wright
  • Environmental inequity in metropolitan Los Angeles / Manuel Pastor Jr., James L. Sadd and Rachel Morello-Frosch
  • Toxic racism on a New Jersey waterfront / Olga Pomar
  • Anatomy of the urban parks movement : equal justice, democracy, and livability in Los Angeles / Robert García and Erica S. Flores
  • Resource wars against native peoples / Al Gedicks
  • Tierra y vida : Chicano environmental justice struggles in the Southwest / Devon G. Peña
  • Environmental reparations / Robin Morris Collin and Robin Collin
  • Vieques : the land, the people, the struggle, the future / Débora Berman Santana
  • Alienation and militancy in the Niger Delta : petroleum, politics, and democracy in Nigeria / Oronto Douglas [and others]
  • Environmental racism, and neoliberal disorder in South Africa / David A. McDonald
  • Addressing global poverty, pollution, and human rights / Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, and Angel O. Torres.
In 1994, Sierra Club Books was proud to publish Dr. Robert D. Bullard's "Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color", a collection of essays contributed by some of the leading participants in the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, which focused attention on 'environmental racism' - racial discrimination in environmental policymaking and the enforcement of environmental protection laws and regulations. Now, picking up where that groundbreaking anthology left off, Dr. Bullard has assembled a new collection of essays that capture the voices of frontline warriors who are battling environmental injustice and human rights abuses at the grassroots level around the world and challenging government and industry policies and globalization trends that place people of color and the poor at special risk. Part I presents an overview of the early environmental justice movement and highlights key leadership roles assumed by women activists. Part II examines the lives of people living in 'sacrifice zones' - toxic corridors (such as Louisiana's infamous 'Cancer Alley') where high concentrations of polluting industries are found. Part III explores land use, land rights, resource extraction, and sustainable development conflicts, including Chicano struggles in America's Southwest. Part IV examines human rights and global justice issues, including an analysis of South Africa's legacy of environmental racism and the corruption and continuing violence plaguing the oil-rich Niger delta. Together, the diverse contributors to this much-anticipated follow-up anthology present an inspiring and illuminating picture of the environmental justice movement in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578051526 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
A study of environmental racism - the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on ethnic and low-income communities. This book examines the growing social justice movement fighting against discrimination, focusing on local activist groups from California to Arizona.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814715376 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Environmentalism and social justice
  • Race, class, and the politics of place
  • Dispute resolution and toxics : case studies
  • The environmental justice movement : survey results
  • Environmental racism revisited
  • Environmental justice as a working model
  • Action strategies for the twenty-first century.
To be poor, working-class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the countrys environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five African American communities, empowered by the civil rights movement, to link environmentalism with issues of social justice. In the third edition, Bullard speaks to us from the front lines of the environmental justice movement about new developments in environmental racism, different organizing strategies, and success stories in the struggle for environmental equity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813367927 20160618
Law Library (Crown)