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Environmental justice : creating equality, reclaiming democracy

Author: Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Environmental ethics and science policy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shrader-Frechette, Kristin Sharon.
Environmental justice.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001055422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette
OCLC Number: 748857809
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction 3 --
Environmentalism and Biocentrism 4 --
From Environmentalism to Environmental Justice 5 --
Understanding Environmental Injustice 6 --
Overview of the Book 18 --
2 Distributive Justice, Participative Justice, and the Principle of Prima Facie Political Equality 23 --
Overview 24 --
The Principle of Prima Facie Political Equality (PPFPE) and Distributive Justice 24 --
The Principle of Prima Facie Political Equality and Participative Justice 27 --
Objections to the Principle of Prima Facie Political Equality 29 --
How Careless Use of Science Can Encourage Environmental Injustice 34 --
Federal versus Local Control of Siting: Balancing Equity and Utility 36 --
A Case Study 41 --
Conclusions 47 --
3 Appalachians, Access to Land, and Procedural Justice 49 --
Overview 50 --
Setting the Scene for the First Argument: The --
California Farmer 51 --
Another Instance of Environmental Injustice: The Appalachian Farmer 53 --
ProceduralJustice and End-State Principles 55 --
A Procedurally Based Argumentfor Limiting Property Rights in Resources 56 --
Resource Transactions, Voluntariness, and the Lockean Proviso 56 --
Suggestions for Limiting Property Rights in Land 62 --
Objections to the Argument 63 --
A Second Argument for Limiting Property Rights in Resources 64 --
Objections to the Second Argument 65 --
Conclusion 68 --
4 African Americans, LULUs, and Free Informed Consent 71 --
Reverend Coleman and the South Side 71 --
Overview 74 --
A Case Study: Homer, Louisiana 74 --
The Louisiana Siting Was Not EthicallyJustified 77 --
Objections and Replies: An EnvironmentallyJust Energy Policy 84 --
Objections and Replies: No Economic Need for the Plant 90 --
Postscript 92 --
5 Equity and Duties to Future Generations: The Case of Yucca Mountain 95 --
Overview 95 --
Prima Facie Arguments for Equal Treatment 96 --
Utilitarian Objections 97 --
Duties to Future Generations 100 --
Consent and Future Persons 105 --
Practical and Legal Considerations Affecting Justice for Future People 113 --
Conclusions 116 --
6 Native Peoples and the Problem of Paternalism 117 --
Colonialism and the Exploitation of Indigenous People: The Case of Shell Oil 118 --
Overview 121 --
Paternalism, Consent, and Participative Justice 122 --
The Mescalero Apache, Paternalism, and Waste Disposal 124 --
Environmental Justice and the Mescalero 126 --
Geographical Inequality, Distributive Justice, and the Mescalero 128 --
History of the Nuclear Waste Issue 129 --
Science Relevant to Nuclear Waste Problem 131 --
Conclusion 132 --
7 Risky Occupational Environments, the Double Standard, and Just Compensation 135 --
Overview 136 --
The Double Standard 137 --
Historical Background 138 --
The Theory of the Compensating Wage Differential 139 --
Arguments against the CWD 148 --
A Case Study: Six Hundred Thousand DOE Workers 152 --
Conclusions and Alternatives 161 --
8 Developing Nations, Equal Protection, and the Limits of Moral Heroism 163 --
Overview 165 --
The Social Progress Argument 166 --
The BloodyLoafArgument 167 --
The Consent Argument and a Moral Response to It 171 --
The Economic-RealityArgument and a Moral Response to It 175 --
Citizens' Responsibilities for Environmental Justice 177 --
Conclusion 182 --
9 Taking Action: Public Responsibility for Environmental --
Justice 185 --
Overview 185 --
EnvironmentalJustice Advocacy 186 --
The Tilted Playing Field 186 --
Consequentialist Arguments for Environmental Justice Advocacy 195 --
Deontological Arguments for Environmental Justice Advocacy 197 --
Restrictions on Environmental-Justice Advocacy 197 --
Practical Steps: Working with Nongovernmental Organizations 202 --
Conclusion 205.
Series Title: Environmental ethics and science policy.
Responsibility: Kristin Shrader-Frechette.

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