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The environmental justice : William O. Douglas and American conservation

Author: Adam M Sowards
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2009.
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"From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, American conservation politics underwent a transformation - and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980) was at the heart of this shift toward modern environmentalism. The Environmental Justice explores how Douglas, inspired by his youthful experiences hiking in the Pacific Northwest, eventually used his influence to contribute to American conservation thought,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sowards, Adam M.
Environmental justice.
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)741812883
Named Person: William O Douglas; William O Douglas; William O Douglas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam M Sowards
ISBN: 9780870715679 0870715674
OCLC Number: 259716165
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : a public intellectual for conservation --
Roots and reputation --
Roads to protest --
Toward a wilderness Bill of Rights --
Committees of correspondence --
The environmental justice --
Conclusion : transitions and legacies.
Responsibility: Adam M. Sowards.

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"From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, American conservation politics underwent a transformation - and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980) was at the heart of this shift toward modern environmentalism. The Environmental Justice explores how Douglas, inspired by his youthful experiences hiking in the Pacific Northwest, eventually used his influence to contribute to American conservation thought, politics, and law. Justice Douglas was one of the nation's most passionate conservationists. He led public protests in favor of wilderness near Washington, D.C., along Washington State's Pacific coast, and many places in between. He wrote eloquent testimonies to the value of wilderness and society's increasing need for it, both in his popular books and in his heartfelt judicial opinions celebrating nature and condemning those who would destroy it. He worked tirelessly to secure stronger legal protections for the environment, coordinating with a national network of conservationists and policymakers. As a sitting Supreme Court Justice, Douglas brought prestige to the conservation crusades of the time and the enormous symbolic power of legal authority at a time when the nation's laws did not favor environmental protection. He understood the need for national solutions that included public involvement and protections of minority interests; the issues were nationally important and the forces against preservation were strong. In myriad situations Douglas promoted democratic action for conservation, public monitoring of government and business activities, and stronger laws to ensure environmental and political integrity. His passion for the environment helped to shape the modern environmental movement. For the first time, The Environmental Justice tells this story."--Jacket.

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