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Author Foreman, Christopher H.

Title The promise and peril of environmental justice / Christopher H. Foreman, Jr.

Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, [1998]


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 UniM Bail  363.700973 FORE    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-181) and index.
Contents Origins -- Evidence -- Beyond Evidence -- Initiatives: Groping for Justice -- Passion and Compassion -- The Challenge of Response -- The Power of Activism -- Barnstorming and Brainstorming: EPA and Community Involvement -- Public Involvement Outside the EPA -- Legal Tools: Title VI and NEPA -- Environmental Justice and the Politics of Inclusion -- Two Approaches to Health -- True and False Alarms -- Intuition and Health -- Beyond Health -- Paths to Progress -- Fields of Dreams -- Training Initiatives -- The Trouble with Training -- Uncertain Opportunity -- Conceptual Drawbacks of Environmental Justice -- Political and Policy Limitations of Environmental Justice -- Achievements of Environmental Justice -- Healthy and Livable Communities: Toward a New Dialogue.
Summary The environmental justice movement remains structurally and ideologically unable to generate a focused policy agenda. It refuses to confront politically inconvenient facts about environmental health risks, the severe constraints impeding a grass-roots environmental approach to social justice, and the need to choose between environmental priorities. Ironically, environmental justice advocacy may also threaten the very constituencies it aspires to serve by competing for attention with the many significant health challenges that bedevil minority and disadvantaged populations. Foreman explains how we must sharpen our national dialogue concerning the environmental stakes of these populations and develop realistic public health approaches.
Subject Environmental degradation -- United States.
Environmental policy -- United States.
Environmental justice -- United States.
ISBN 0815728786 (cloth)