environmental justice

Yale Environment 180?

My oh my. We've been here so many times before. Where do I begin? In its July 25 Opinion: Assessing Obama's Record on the Environment, Yale Environment 360 (hereinafter Yale Environment 180 for reasons I hope will become all too obvious) asked "a variety of environmental leaders, writers, and policy experts to answer the following questions: How would you assess President Obama’s record on energy and the environment? And what do you consider his major accomplishments [...]

By | 2011-07-29T13:25:09+00:00 July 29th, 2011|Just Sustainabilities|9 Comments

Global environmental justice or Le droit au monde?

In May 1999, Friends of the Earth in the UK published research proving for the first time in Britain that low-income areas suffer most from industrial pollution. They called this phenomenon pollution injustice. Their rationale in naming it as such was that environmental justice was a term used in the U.S. for the particular racialized form of injustice found there, and that it would be inappropriate to use the term in Britain when their research [...]

By | 2011-06-22T13:30:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments