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    Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Environmental Racism and Environmental justice is one of the biggest global issues that the world has facing and dealing with and critically hits the world as a result inconsistency implementation from the government. It has many issues that out of control and unprecedented and discriminating in the process. the government hasn’t want to stabilizing the issues and environmental discrimination, and environmental policy making are one of the top critically

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    Environmental justice is a term coined in the United States that usually deals with two different things. One is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The other is a mixed body of social science literature pertaining to anything from environmental laws to political ecology. Primarily based around the concept

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    interest of the forest and environment, and for the majority focus on the fact that humans are interfering with the forest to much as it is, and it needs to be changed (Naess, 264). Environmental justice focuses on how currently there is an elitist membership and narrow scope in the current conventional environmental practices and tries to work towards sustainability(Gottlieb 1993). When both of these collide they create what is knows as “Wicked Problems”, they go beyond scientific, economic, and

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    report through the United Church of Christ and Justice & Witness Ministries was very important in the progress of environmental justice because the report presented that race is the most “potent variable” of where “commercial hazardous waste facilities were located in the U.S.” Throughout this report, the constant theme was about toxic and solid waste, but another underlining theme was the economy versus environment. In the 21st century, environmental justice examined government legislator and policies

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    Is environmental Justice achievable? It will be achieved when everyone enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work. What Is the relevance of a “racial formations” approach for environmental justice? It requires us, as activists and scholars, to see that contemporary radicalizations are part of long historical processes, and are formative of future ones.

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    Environmental sociology began to emerge in conjunction with the environmental justice movement. Environmental sociology can be defined as the study of how human societies interact with their environment. One important individual, Dr. Robert Bullard, acted as a key person throughout the environmental justice movement. He served as a technical advisor on civil right lawsuits and is now a professor at Texas Southern University. Because of his research dedicated to environmental issues pertaining the

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    Environmental Justice Living in a highly industrialized world that is ruled by capitalism, the concern for the environment often takes a back seat. Individuals or companies nowadays prioritize achieving optimal profit without putting into mind what their respective actions or productions may have an effect on the environment. They do not realize how important the role of our environment plays in the quality of human life. We can say that a good environment leads to a better quality life, while a

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    What is Environmental Justice, as defined. “to improve their safety and livelihood, and to enhance human rights by providing more equitable distributions of environmental burdens and benefits.” (Randolph 15) By my definition, environmental injustice/racism is the act of selective discrimination, based on a society, culture or location, where the heaviest burdens of environmental impacts are centered and focused. Environmental laws and regulations mandate just about everything from water to air and

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    Education and Awareness Will Promote Environmental Justice The goals of this environmental justice conference are stated simply: firstly, to explore whether racial minorities and the poor are being environmentally victimized, and secondly, to evaluate public policies that promote environmental fairness. Each speaker provided insight and information from their respective area of expertise. Led by keynote speaker Dr. Bunyan Bryant, they drew upon the realms of academic investigation, government

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    In the last few decades the concept of Environmental Justice has been at the forefront of environmental discussions. Environmental Justice is defined as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (EPA). Many of the issues regarding environmental justice have to do with the unfair treatment of marginalized communities

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