Environmental Justice Law, Policy & Regulation (Second Edition) (Table of Contents)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LAW, POLICY & REGULATION, Second Edition, Carolina Academic Press, 2009

Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 10-24

UNM School of Law Research Paper

15 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last revised: 22 Feb 2018

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Eileen Gauna

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Clifford L. Rechtschaffen

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Catherine O'Neill

Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Environmental justice is a significant and dynamic contemporary development in environmental law. Professors Rechtschaffen, Gauna, and O’Neill provide an accessible compilation of interdisciplinary materials for studying environmental justice, interspersed with extensive notes, comments and questions designed to facilitate classroom discussion. Environmental Justice integrates excerpts from empirical studies, cases, agency decisions, informal agency guidance, law reviews and other academic literature, as well as community-generated documents. The materials include writings from the fields of environmental law and civil rights law, as well as sociology, political science, and risk assessment.

After examining various conceptions of justice, studies about disparities in environmental harms and benefits, and the theories concerning the causes of such inequities, the book looks at environmental justice in a variety of regulatory contexts. Environmental Justice also explores various tools used in the effort to achieve environmental justice, including citizen suit enforcement of environmental laws, claims brought under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and various non-litigation strategies, including land use and planning tools, disclosure laws and collaborative projects.

This second edition includes a new chapter addressing climate change. It also adds expanded coverage of international environmental justice issues, risk and the public health, empirical environmental justice research, and environmental justice for American Indian peoples.

The Table of Contents is available to download at the link above.

Keywords: environmental justice law, climate change, environmental justice for American Indians, risk assessment

Suggested Citation

Gauna, Eileen and Rechtschaffen, Clifford L. and O'Neill, Catherine, Environmental Justice Law, Policy & Regulation (Second Edition) (Table of Contents) (2009). ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LAW, POLICY & REGULATION, Second Edition, Carolina Academic Press, 2009; Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 10-24; UNM School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1646574

Eileen Gauna

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

Clifford L. Rechtschaffen

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
United States
415-442-6674 (Phone)
415-442-6609 (Fax)

Catherine O'Neill (Contact Author)

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA n/a 98122
United States
206-398-4030 (Phone)
206-398-4036 (Fax)

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