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Environmental Justice Issues, Policies and Solutions

English | ISBN: 1559634162, 1559634170 | 1995 | EPUB | 288 Pages | 2 MB

Millions of people throughout the country – particularly people of color and members of low-income groups – live in the most undesirable sections of cities and towns where they are continuously exposed to elevated levels of persistent and dangerous pollutants. As places to put our waste dwindle, and these already polluted communities are pressured to take on further disproportionate amounts of waste, conflict between at-risk and more affluent populations will undoubtedly increase. 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. This book provides a startling look at pressing social and environmental problems, and it charts a course for future action.