The Law of Environmental Justice
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The Law of Environmental Justice Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks by Michael Gerrard

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Published by Section of Environmen .
Written in English


  • Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Environmental justice,
  • Environmental law,
  • Law and legislation,
  • Race discrimination,
  • United States,
  • Law

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Open LibraryOL12199415M
ISBN 101570736804
ISBN 109781570736803

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA defines environmental justice as: "The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.". Environmental justice is the concept that minority and low-income individuals, communities and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment. This volume examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and court decisions impact projects around Reviews: 1. Environmental Justice | US EPA. The Law of Environmental Justice comprehensively examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and important court decisions impact projects around the country. In the years since the first edition published in , many of the initial questions raised about environmental justice have been answered by the.

Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice provides a thought-provoking exposition and comprehensive review of the complex mixture of environmental laws and civil rights legal theories that are central to this still-evolving area of law. The book, now in its 4th edition, includes all of the significant cases and developments that have.   This book explores the relationship between oil pollution laws and environmental justice by comparing and contrasting the United States and Nigeria. Critically, this book not only examines the fluidity of oil pollutions laws but also how effective or ineffective enforcement can be when viewed through the lens of environmental justice. Using Nigeria as a case study and drawing upon examples. Environmental justice has increasingly become part of the language of environmental activism, political debate, academic research and policy making around the world. It raises questions about how the environment impacts on different people's lives. Does pollution follow the poor? Are some communities far more vulnerable to the impacts of flooding or climate change than others?5/5(1). Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Powells, an independent, union labor bookstore. Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk(*). Find lessons and additional resources for teaching about climate justice and the environment at the Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for.

Environmental justice emerged as a concept in the United States in the early s. The term has two distinct uses with the more common usage describing a social movement that focuses on the “fair” distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. The other use is an interdisciplinary body of social science literature that includes theories of the environment and justice, environmental.   Lovinia Reynolds, Policy Analyst and Environmental Justice Coordinator, Environmental Law Institute Robin Rotman, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Law and Policy, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia and Counsel, Van Ness Feldman LLP Carlton Waterhouse, Ph.D., Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law.   Book Description. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and wide-ranging discussion of current debates, controversies, and questions in the history, theory, and methods of environmental justice research, . Lessons in Environmental Justice provides an entry point to the field by bringing together the works of individuals who are creating a new and vibrant wave of environmental justice scholarship, methodology, and activism. The 18 essays in this collection explore a wide range of controversies and debates, from the U.S. and other societies.