Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Q & A at The State of EJ in America 2008 Conference

Many important environmental justice questions were addressed at the conference. Some of these questions included:

1) How can environmental justice and economic development co-exist?

2) How can we improve relations between communities and industry, communities and government, and government and industry?

3) What are examples of model environmental justice activities?

4) What have been the major accomplishments of the Executive Order on Environmental Justice?

5) Has the Executive Order improved matters in environmental justice communities?

6) Are the federal agencies committed to environmental justice?

7) Are businesses and industries committed to environmental justice?

8) What are the most significant environmental justice issues facing the country?

1 comment:

PenMan said...

I can't answer all of these questions, but I know some books that can answer some of them and, best of all, they're really easy and informative reads.

"Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline" by J. Timmons Roberts and Melissa M. Toffolon-Weiss. (This one focuses on case studies from Louisiana. It talks about some victories, losses, and the coalitions that companies and government form)

"Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry" Editors: Ted Smith, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow (This one is a bit like an encyclopedia in that it has a bunch of journalistic articles, but it has a ton of examples)