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Justice and Natural Resources: Concepts, Strategies, and Applicationsby Kathryn M. Mutz
Synopses & Reviews
Just over two decades ago, research findings that environmentally hazardous facilities were more likely to be sited near poor and minority communities gave rise to the environmental justice movement. Yet inequitable distribution of the burdens of industrial facilities and pollution is only half of the problem; poor and minority communities are often denied the benefits of natural resources and can suffer disproportionate harm from decisions about their management and use.
Justice and Natural Resources is the first book devoted to exploring the concept of environmental justice in the realm of natural resources. Contributors consider how decisions about the management and use of natural resources can exacerbate social injustice and the problems of disadvantaged communities. Looking at issues that are predominantly rural and western - many of them involving Indian reservations, public lands, and resource development activities - it offers a new and more expansive view of environmental justice.
The book begins by delineating the key conceptual dimensions of environmental justice in the natural resource arena. Following the conceptual chapters are contributions that examine the application of environmental justice in natural resource decision-making. Chapters examine:
Book News Annotation:
In 14 chapters, legal and social scholars and conservationists examine conceptual frameworks and directions in environmental justice applied to natural resources. Case studies illustrate the impact on disadvantaged communities of decisions about natural resource management, and innovative approaches to protecting contested terrain. Includes lists of cases and statutes. The editors are with the Natural Resources Law Center, U. of Colorado.
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Justice and Natural Resources is the first book devoted to exploring the concept of environmental justice in the realm of natural resources. Contributors consider how decisions about the management and use of natural resources can exacerbate social injustice and the problems of disadvantaged communities. Looking at issues that are predominantly rural and western — many of them involving Indian reservations, public lands, and resource development activities — it offers a new and more expansive view of environmental justice.
About the Author
Kathryn M. Mutz is affiliated with the Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Colorado.
Gary C. Bryner is affiliated with the Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Colorado.
Douglas S. Kenney is affiliated with the Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Colorado.
Table of Contents
List of Acronyms
List of Cases
List of Statutes
by Gerald Torres, University of Texas School of Law
Part One. Frameworks
Chapter 1. Beyond "Traditional" Environmental Justice
David H. Getches and David N. Pellow
Chapter 2. Assessing Claims of Environmental Justice:
Gary C. Bryner
Chapter 3. Water, Poverty, Equity, and Justice in Colorado:
A Pragmatic Approach
James L. Wescoat Jr., Sarah Halvorson,
Lisa Headington, and Jill Replogle
Chapter 4. International Environmental Protection: Human
Rights and the North-South Divide
Part Two. Concepts
Chapter 5. The Coincidental Order of Environmental
Chapter 6. Environmental Justice in an Era of Devolved
Chapter 7. Tribal Sovereignty and Environmental
Part Three. Strategies and Applications
Chapter 8. Expanding Civil Rights Protections in
Contested Terrain: Using Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964
Luke W. Cole
Chapter 9. Forest Management and Environmental Justice
in Northern New Mexico
Henry H. Carey
Chapter 10. NEPA in Indian Country: Compliance
Requirement to Decision-Making Tool
Dean B. Suagee
Chapter 11. A Framework to Assess Environmental Justice
Concerns for Proposed Federal Projects
Chapter 12. Protecting Natural Resources and the Issues of
Barry E. Hill and Nicholas Targ
Chapter 13. Mineral Development: Protecting the Land and
Kathryn M. Mutz
Chapter 14. Hoping Against History: Environmental Justice
in the Twenty-first Century
Patricia Nelson Limerick
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