Books  Sustainable Development  Environmental Law 

Environmental Justice and Federalism

By: Dennis C Cory(Author), Tauhidur Rahman(Author), Satheesh Aradhyula(Contributor), Melissa Burns(Contributor), Miles Kriger(Contributor)

232 pages, illustrations

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Jun 2014 | #218843 | ISBN-13: 9781782540823
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€28 approx
Hardback | Dec 2012 | #201631 | ISBN-13: 9781781001394
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £64.99 $84/€72 approx

About this book

Within the United States, minority and low-income communities currently bear a disproportionate amount of risk associated with pollution and other harmful environmental practices. The environmental justice movement is working to change this fact, promoting the fair and non-discriminatory treatment of all people with respect to environmental issues, policies, and regulations.

This fascinating and timely volume explores the relationship between environmental justice and the government, offering a comprehensive introduction to the legal, economic, and philosophical concerns involved in pursuing environmental justice goals within a federalist system. The authors discuss two case studies in their investigation of the complex interactions between environmental justice and government.

These analyses offer a comprehensive view of both the siting and regulation of polluting activities, as well as a discussion of the effects on major natural resources such as clean air and drinking water. In each case, the authors both describe current government responses to the problem and offer specific recommendations regarding what actions should be taken in the future. This authoritative book will make an invaluable addition to courses in environmental law and policy.

Professionals and policymakers working in disciplines such as law, economics, environmental science, philosophy and political science will also find this a comprehensive and critical reference.



1. Federalism and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
2. Establishing an EJ Claim of Disparate-Impact Discrimination
3. Clean Air, EJ, and Facility Siting in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
4. Environmental Justice and Enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Arizona Arsenic Experience
5. Environmental Federalism and Addressing EJ Concerns
6. Community Involvement and Substantive Environmental Justice
7. Environmental Justice in the U.S.: Looking Ahead


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Risk Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

NHBS Price: £30.99 $40/€35 approx

The Habitats Directive in its EU Environmental Context

NHBS Price: £110.00 $143/€123 approx

Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses

NHBS Price: £44.00 $57/€49 approx

Environmental Law in Scotland

NHBS Price: £29.99 $39/€33 approx

Ivory, Horn and Blood

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€22 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194