December 15, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Environmental Justice, Participation, and the Law
Analyzing Public Participation in Risk Analysis: How the Wolves of Environmental Injustice Hide in the Sheep's Clothing of Science
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 119-123.
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Governance Structures and the Lack of Basic Amenities: Can Community Engagement Be Effectively Used to Address Environmental Injustice in Underserved Black Communities?
Sacoby M. Wilson, Christopher D. Heaney, and Omega Wilson
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 125-133.
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Public Participation and Communicative Interaction: The Structural Mechanisms of Institutional Bias
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 135-140.
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Prolonged Injustice in Urban America
Jametta Magwood, Edith Marie Williams, and Saundra Hasben Glover
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 141-145.
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Environmental Justice and Grassroots Legal Action
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 147-151.
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Book Review: Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation
Lester C. Facey
Environmental Justice December 2010, Vol. 3, No. 4: 153.
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Monday, December 13, 2010
The Environmental Law Institute will how a forum on January 12, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discuss the ways and extent to which EPA's environmental justice initiatives are likely to impact EPA regulatory and permitting activities, and the questions that these initiatives have raised from various stakeholders in the legal and policy community. EPA has made Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice a top priority.
Panelists will include:
Barry Hill, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Sue Briggum of Waste Management (member of National Environmental Justice Advisory Council)
Lisa Garcia, EPA's Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice
Vernice Miller-Travis of the Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities (member of National Environmental Justice Advisory Council).
EPA's Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice will hold an Environmental Justice Forum on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
The forum will bring together environmental justice community leaders, state, local and tribal government officials, Cabinet members, and other senior Federal officials.
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights filed a Title VI complaint on December 8 with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) against the California High Speed Rail Authority on behalf on APAC.
High-Speed Rail Project Hit By Civil Rights Complaint
Los Angeles Times
High-speed rail project hit by civil rights complaint
Bay Area News Group:
Minority groups demand feds pull California high-speed rail funds
Associated Press in Washington Post (AP story went statewide and national)
Minority firms seeks rail delay
Complaint: Rail project excludes minority-owned businesses
New America Media
California High-Speed Rail Project Bypassing Minority Businesses?
Racial bias alleged in bids for Calif. rail project
The Bay Citizen
High-Speed Rail Project Faces Civil Rights Complaint
San Francisco Appeal (Bay City News)
Minority Businesses File Complaint, Say High Speed Rail Project Isn't Working With Local Contractors