The Battle for environmental justice in Louisiana

government, industry, and the people

Publisher: The Committee in [Baton Rouge, La.?]

Written in English
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  • Environmental protection -- Louisiana -- Citizen participation,
  • Environmental policy -- Louisiana -- Case studies,
  • Environmental health -- Political aspects -- Louisiana,
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Louisiana -- Case studies,
  • African Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Louisiana,
  • Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- Louisiana,
  • Racism -- Louisiana -- Case studies

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StatementLouisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p.
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14456024M

  The fossil fuel industry has a long and problematic history in Louisiana, particularly when it comes to building refineries and petrochemical plants in predominately African American, Indigenous, and minority communities. And now, with the intrusion of even more infrastructure — the Bayou Bridge Pipeline — it feels like another case of. Barbara Allen, a native of south Louisiana, has published extensively on environmental justice, science and expertise, and public health struggles in this is the director of Science and Technology Studies, a graduate program at Virginia Tech's campus in the Washington, DC area. She is author of Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Cited by:   Two books in one: first, fourteen fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace Second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects. Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai.   It was a collective one, and Steve Lerner’s readable and engaging Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor ably tells the rest of the : Julie Sze.

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In the 18 months before the restrictions took effect, the Tulane environmental law clinic took on 31 new Louisiana cases. In the 18 months after, and to this day, the clinic has taken on just one.   A major plastics manufacturing complex planned for construction in a highly-polluted region of Louisiana may disrupt a historic slave burial siteHuman remains and evidence of grave shafts were discovered earlier this year on land being developed by Formosa Plastics Group in St. James Parish in Louisiana. The plant could double the amount of. Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals. Opinions - Only Published Opinions are available up to Aug Published and Unpublished opinions are available from Aug to the present day. Appellant Brief Checklist. Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Judges' Information. Brief Checklist. Climate Change Solutions: The Imperative Call to Action Dr. Beverly Wright, founding executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and Dr. Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor, Texas Southern University co-convened the 7th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, November , This.

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Environmental justice advocates who work in these communities are not surprised that the hardest hit populations are found in areas that are also overburdened by pollution, poverty, and illnesses Author: Yvette Cabrera. Issues of environmental justice and civil rights come to the fore in this fine account of a Louisiana community's battle with its petrochemical company neighbors.

Drawing heavily on interviews. Readers and Book Lovers Louisiana activists’ life or death battle against environmental racism. and even in the roots of the environmental justice movement. Louisiana Environmental Justice Voices Shintech 1 Bhopal 1 Civil Rights 2 Mercury in Fish 3 Website of the Month 4 Inside this issue: December Volume 1, Issue 4 Louisiana Environmental Justice Project Darryl Malek Wiley Associate Representative Grassroots Organizer Environmental Justice [email protected] Mara Cohen.

"People talk about environmental justice, how minority communities like Carson are disproportionately affected by pollution," he says. "This is. Cherri Foytlin. likes. Cherri Foytlin is an author, journalist, speaker and mother of six.

She is active in the environmental justice movement of clean air, water and soil as a human rights ers: Environmental justice emerged as a concept in the United States in the early s. The term has two distinct uses with the more common usage describing a social movement that focuses on the “fair” distribution of environmental benefits and burdens.

The other use is an interdisciplinary body of social science literature that includes theories of the environment and justice, environmental. The story of how a mixed-income minority community in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor fought Shell Oil and won.

For years, the residents of Diamond, Louisiana, lived with an inescapable acrid, metallic smell—the "toxic bouquet" of pollution—and a mysterious chemical fog that seeped into their houses.

They looked out on the massive Norco Industrial Complex: a maze of. Slidell, Louisiana. Superpower: Making The Battle for environmental justice in Louisiana book from chaos. Favorite book: The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South by Bruce Levine.

Challenge: Economic justice, disaster recovery, and environmental damage are complex and interrelated issues. Leadership in the community evolved. Margie Richardson, a local teacher, formed Concerned Citizens of Norco.

Environmental justice advocates gravitated to Norco to support the citizens. And eventually Shell agreed to buy out the neighborhood. The book provides a deep level of detail on these people and the : Dan VanderMeer.

Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline This book provides a rare look into the environmental justice movement as it plays out in four landmark struggles at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Roberts and Toffolon-Weiss chronicle the stories of everyday people who decide to battle what. The paper begins with a brief analysis of the concepts of environmental justice and environmental racism and classism. The authors argue that pollution- and environment-related decision-making is prima facie wrong whenever it results in inequitable treatment of individuals on the basis of race or socio-economic status.

The essay next surveys the history of the doctrine Cited by: In Transforming Environmentalism, Eileen McGurty explores a moment central to the emergence of the environmental justice movement. Inresidents of predominantly African American Warren County, North Carolina, were horrified to learn that the state planned to build a landfill in their county to hold forty thousand cubic yards of soil that Cited by: SF Environment is featuring African American Environmentalists during Black History Month.

So many people are doing amazing work on environmental issues – from urban and rural agriculturists to environmental justice advocates to naturalists to scientists. Will Allen is the son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex.

Protecting Louisiana An Environmental Briefing This book was prepared by a coalition of groups and individuals who are passionate about providing good air to breathe, protecting our rights to. The publication of Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality in (the 3rd edition was published in ) gave the nation a firsthand account of environmental justice struggles in rural, urban, and suburban African American communities in the South—a region where over one half of all blacks live.

The book examined municipal. Opposition to the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline is heating up as environmental groups turn to the courts to challenge not just the regulators who. Environmental justice in America. A new civil rights battle for clean air and water. 11 June In Louisiana’s industrial heart, the shadow of Trump’s deregulation push looms as St.

Louisiana Environmental Justice Voices Chalmette 1 St. James Parish 1 Upcoming Events 2 Website of the Month 2 Inside this issue: August Volume 1, Issue 7 Louisiana Environmental Justice Project La.

Sierra Club EJ Staff Darryl Malek Wiley Associate Representative Grassroots Organizer Environmental Justice. On June 9,there was a big shindig at the courthouse in Homer, Louisana, with free food and drink and a speech by Senator J.

Bennett Johnston. The food was paid for by Louisiana Energy Services, a collection of public and private energy companies that stretched from Louisiana to Minnesota to England and Germany. Chapter 10 Louisiana’s Civil War Era: Crisis and Conflict Sarah supported the Confederacy and, like others, described the beginning of the war as exciting.

The first hardship was minor, just having to buy a pair of boy’s shoes because the blockade. Three hundred citizens showed up to voice their opposition. In response to such strong opposition, the Region VI EPA recommended that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) address environmental justice concerns before making their final decision regarding the issuance of the air permit.

Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor (review) Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor (review) Colten, Craig E. reviews he risks oversimplifying those who opposed wilderness.

At one point he describes the agency as ``monolithic'' (p. Wilma Subra (born ) is an American environmental scientist.

She is President of the Subra Company, an environmental consulting firm. Subra was born in Morgan City, Louisiana, and was raised there and in nearby Bayou father was a Born:Morgan City, Louisiana. Toxic Burn is a gripping account of the activist movement against the imposing WTI incinerator in the rust belt town of East Liverpool, Ohio.

Thomas Shevory tells the story of building, maintaining, and resisting the incinerator and shows that the actions of determined citizens are essential to developing new environmental models and saving the lives of those in the path of potential.

First: This is one great book. For someone not wanting to spend lots of money and time reading the WBTS in Louisiana, this book is one stop shopping. Second: two problems. Where are the maps.

No maps, no battlefield dispositions, nada. The Battle of Sabine Crossroads (eld) is covered in one chapter/5(10). The landmark Order was the first major federal action on environmental justice (EJ) in the United States and required that all federal agencies "make achieving environmental justice part of its.

Louisiana Loses Its Boot. Lawrence N. Powell’s book The is a former professor in environmental studies at Louisiana State University with the confident air of a person in possession of. For about as long as there has been a toxic activist movement an environmental justice movement has existed as well.” Lerner’s book goes on to provide a dozen cases studies – one of which features Goldman Prize winner Hilton Kelley – on what life is like in these fenceline communities.

Last month, four residents from Louisiana neighborhoods impacted by air pollution traveled far from their Mississippi River parishes to Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, Japan, seeking help in their struggle for clean air.

St. James Parish’s Sharon Lavigne and Barbara Washington, both fighting to prevent additional petrochemical plant construction near their homes, attended. The editors of the book, Michigan: A State of Environmental Justice?, concluded that the state “is a prime example of environmental injustice because it has a large industrial sector, a.

The book is titled “The Battle of the Longs” by Rev. Bill Nash, a lifelong history buff who pastors a church in Mangham when he isn’t writing about events in Louisiana’s history.

The book is a collection of stories about the Long family, one of the most storied families in Louisiana political history.