Friday, June 19, 2009

Environmental Justice Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2009: Now Online‏

Environmental JusticeVolume: 2, Number: 2 June 2009 is now available online from Liebert Online

Click on the links below to view the abstract for each article, or click on the link above to read the table of contents online.

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Letter from the Editor

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 47. Citation PDF (203 KB) PDF Plus (204 KB)
Original Articles

An Environmental Justice Analysis: Superfund Sites and Surrounding Communities in Illinois

Angela R. Maranville, Tih-Fen Ting, and Yang Zhang

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 49-58. Abstract PDF (17464 KB) PDF Plus (320 KB)

The Relevance of History to Environmental Justice

Michael Egan

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 59-61. Abstract PDF (52 KB) PDF Plus (52 KB)

Equal Rights, Unequal Share: Implementing Judicial Allocation to Indian and Non-Indian Fisheries in Northern Wisconsin

George R. Spangler and Tsegaye H. Nega

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 63-68. Abstract PDF (3728 KB) PDF Plus (152 KB)

Restorative Environmental Justice: Assessing Brownfield Initiatives, Revitalization, and Community Economic Development in St. Petersburg, Florida

Joseph W. Dorsey

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 69-78. Abstract PDF (4787 KB) PDF Plus (282 KB)

Climate Change Policies in Singapore: Whose “Environments” Are We Talking About?

Lim Weida

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 79-83.Abstract PDF (82 KB) PDF Plus (82 KB)

Environmental Injustice in Siting Nuclear Plants

Mary Alldred and Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 85-96. Abstract PDF (2756 KB) PDF Plus (2757 KB)

Book Review

Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge

Edward D. Melillo

Environmental Justice June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2: 97-98. Citation PDF (41 KB) PDF Plus (42 KB)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grand Opening Session: Moot Court Room, Howard Law

Tim Fields
Former Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
Senior Vice President, MDB, Inc.

Presiders at Double Tree Hotel Luncheon

Panelists: EJ, Climate Change and Clean Coal

Ben Chavis and Avis Robinson

Closing Luncheon

SRS Staff, Jeff Allison, Lessie Price, John Rosenthall, Geraldine Herring, Ben Wilson, Melinda Downing, Gerald Boyd

Kurt L. Schmoke Howard Law Dean Opens Conference

Monday, June 15, 2009

Attendee Letter: State of EJ in America Conference 2009

Dear Melinda [Downing],

It was a pleasure to meet you at the conference and toparticipate in the Mayors Briefing on the ARRA of 2009. I am writing to congratulate you and everyone on your Planning Committee for a successful conference which truly reflects the fact that Environmental Justice is in its second generation of mature dialogue, involvement of abroad spectrum of stakeholders, and tangible progress. As an EPA manager who has been actively involved in integrating EJ issues in EPAprograms under my supervision (and who was tutored and inspired by Tim Fields' leadership when he was at EPA).

I am very impressed by the diversity of issues which have been embraced by the EJ community nd the variety of stakeholders who are now at the table. Clearly, persistence and leadership are creating results. I truly enjoyed the conference and learned a great deal from each of the sessions I attended; I assure you that it is knowledge that will be used. You and your colleagues deserve the kudos and mementos of appreciation you received at the closing plenary session but I know that is not what keeps you motivated!

Finally, as someone who has attended perhaps a couple hundredconferences over the course of my professional life, I do want to note that you created a very friendly atmosphere which, in turn, was very conducive to networking. Please keep me on your mailing list for developments which may be of interest for those of us at EPA.

All best wishes and congratulations,

Maria Vickers

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Luke Cole Killed in Car Crash in Uganda

Environmental justice activist Luke Cole, left, was killed in a car accident this week in Uganda. Mr. Cole had taken a sabbatical from the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment , which he headed, to travel the world.

Cole was well-known for his work on numerous leading environmental justice cases, including as counsel for the Native Village of Kivalina in its case seeking damages from large greenhouse gas emitters from the melting away of their Alaskan village. He was also a prolific writer, and co-authored an influential book with Professor Sheila Foster, "From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise ofthe Environmental Justice Movement." He taught courses in Environmental Justice at UC Berkeley, UC Hastings and Stanford Law. Berkeley’s Ecology Law Quarterly honored Luke in 1997 with its Environmental Leadership Award. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, andhis son Zane.