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  EJRC-Principles of Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental justice affirms the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the right to be free from ecological destruction.
Environmental justice demands that public policy be based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias.
Environmental justice demands the cessation of the production of all toxins, hazardous wastes, and radioactive materials, and that all past and current producers be held strictly accountable to the people for detoxification and the containment at the point of production.
www.ejrc.cau.edu /princej.html   (500 words)

 Statement of Principles - Environmental Justice - Sierra Club
Environmental justice affirms the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our communities, and providing fair access for all to the full range of resources.
Environmental justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color.
Environmental justice requires that we, as individuals, make personal and consumer choices to consume as little of Mother Earth's resources and to produce as little waste as possible; and make the conscious decision to challenge and reprioritize our lifestyles to insure the health of the natural world for present and future generations.
www.sierraclub.org /environmental_justice/principles.asp   (541 words)

 Justice and Peace: Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Justice and Witness Ministries, a covenanted ministry of the United Church of Christ, is issuing a call to action.
We are here to name the sin of environmental racism—just as we did 15 years ago—and to renew our call for real and lasting environmental justice in order that the burden of toxic waste will be shared by all—and not just some.
We are proud that, in 1991, the United Church of Christ hosted the first Environmental Justice People of Color Summit, and we are proud that—throughout the years—our commitment has been to work with grassroots folks, in order to help them claim their own power to overcome environmental injustice and racism.
www.ucc.org /justice/environment.htm   (1249 words)

 Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
The Climate Justice Corps, a group of young activists ages 18 to 28, who have been chosen by the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, are working with communities impacted by climate change and its sources to fight against the political and industrial causes of climate change.
The Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative is an effort by 28 U.S. environmental justice, climate justice, religious, policy, and advocacy groups to call for action from the Bush Administration and Congress on climate change.
Environmental Justice means the fair treatment of people of all races, tribes, and economic groups in the implementation and enforcement of environmental protection laws.
www.ejcc.org   (412 words)

 Environmental Justice Handbook from the Institute of Transportation Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental justice to a non-English speaking neighborhood might mean having bilingual staff and community leaders running a public meeting.
Environmental justice is used to protect the needs of the powerless, whomever they might be, and as they change.
Various approaches to environmental justice are discussed, along with steps in the planning process when citizen involvement is particularly effective, suggestions for how environmental justice can be incorporated into a project, and legal requirements for environmental justice.
www.its.berkeley.edu /publications/ejhandbook/ejhandbook.html   (705 words)

 Principles of Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice affirms the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the Earth to be free from ecological destruction.
Environmental Justice protects the rights of victims of environmental justice to receive full compensation and reparations for damages as well as quality health care.
Environmental Justice affirms the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and urban areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our communities, and providing fair access for all to the full range of resources.
www.shundahai.org /Principles_of_Environmental_Justice.htm   (497 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Environment: Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental Justice - Greenaction is a new organization created by community groups in the southwest United States and former Greenpeace staff who have joined together in the struggle for health and environmental justice.
Environmental Justice and the NIMBY Principle - Report which strives to dispell the truths behind the "not in my backyard" environmental ploys, and offers reasons why poorer communities often bear the blunt of hazardous waste disposal.
U.S. EPA Environmental Justice - Working to ensure that federal agencies conduct their programs that have environmental impacts in a manner that ensures that they do not have the effect of excluding persons or populations to discrimination because of their race, national origin or income.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Environment/Environmental_Justice   (882 words)

 WSDOT - Environmental Justice - Compliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The term “Environmental Justice” (EJ) is relatively new but the concept has been in public discussion for decades.
Environmental Justice has also been known as environmental racism and environmental equity.
WSDOT's environmental policy acknowledges "the state's vital interests in protecting and preserving natural resources and other environmental assets and its citizens' health and safety".
www.wsdot.wa.gov /environment/envJustice   (416 words)

 ORO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE STRATEGIC PLAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental Justice advocates the fair treatment of people of all races, income, and culture with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Environmental Justice is also occasionally referred to as Environmental Equity--which the EPA defines as the equal treatment of all individuals, groups, or communities regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status from environmental hazards.
National attention on Environmental Justice is generally acknowledged to have started in the early 1980's in response to large demonstrations opposing the siting of a PCB-landfill in a predominantly African-American community in Warren County, North Carolina.
www.oakridge.doe.gov /diversity/env_justice.html   (338 words)

 Environmental Justice - Conservation Policies - Sierra Club
The Board of Directors of the Sierra Club recognizes that to achieve our mission of environmental protection and a sustainable future for the planet, we must attain social justice and human rights at home and around the globe.
Environmental decision-making must include the full range of alternatives to a proposed action or plan, including rejection of the proposed action or plan.
Environmentally degrading land uses should be avoided, but when such uses occur, they should be equitably sited taking into account all environmental and community impacts including the cumulative and synergistic ecological and health effects of multiple facilities.
www.sierraclub.org /policy/conservation/justice.asp   (612 words)

 Environmental Justice
The subject of environmental justice is important, sensitive, and hard to measure.
Scorecard profiles environmental burdens in every community in the U.S., identifying which groups experience disproportionate toxic chemical releases, cancer risks from hazardous air pollutants, or proximity to Superfund sites and polluting facilities emitting smog and particulates.
Environmental justice analyses are also available in spanish.
www.scorecard.org /community/ej-index.tcl   (187 words)

 Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental justice first emerged as a political issue in the late 1980’s, after the United Church of Christ (UCC) issued a report arguing that low-income communities, and particularly communities of color, suffer a disproportionate share of the burden of environmental hazards.
The agency has established an environmental justice task force and has conducted elaborate testing around the Southern California area to determine whether certain areas of the air district are “toxic hot spots.” These are commendable steps in the right direction.
Finally, examining environmental justice solely through the prism of environmental policy obscures the links between the issue and thebroader topics of housing, land use and regional planning.
www.ioe.ucla.edu /publications/report01/EnvironmentalJustice.htm   (3973 words)

 Environment Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Environmental justice does not have to reduce prosperity and growth.
The basic rule for environmental justice is to make the consumer pay the full social costs of the goods she or he consumes.
Environmental and economic justice also requires full market charges to consumers for resources such as water, timber, minerals, and oil, with the rents, the values due to nature, shared as common community if not global resources.
www.progress.org /archive/fold14.htm   (601 words)

 Environmental Defense - Environmental Justice
Environmental problems – from toxic pollution to loss of biodiversity – affect all of us, but some people are likely to suffer greater impacts from environmental degradation.
Environmental Justice in Los Angeles: A Timeline - Discover the development of a movement for better protection of minority populations and poor communities.
Environmental Livability Index - Rates the performance of Dayton and Cleveland on a variety of issues, such as air and water quality, transportation, industrial pollution and lead poisoning, and instructs on how you can reproduce the Index for your own community.
www.environmentaldefense.org /system/templates/page/issue.cfm?subnav=9   (510 words)

 Overview - Environmental Justice - FHWA
Environmental justice and Title VI are not new concerns.
Environmental justice is more than a set of legal and regulatory obligations.
Ensure that Title VI compliance and environmental justice principles are understood and implemented in metropolitan and statewide planning activities and in NEPA processes and documents.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /environment/ej2000.htm   (1852 words)

 Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council is a federal advisory committee that provides independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to environmental justice.
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Environmental Justice Clinic is a public interest, environmental project founded in 1994 to lend the expertise and commitment of the Civil Rights and Environmental Movement to disenfranchised minority and low-income communities in Texas and neighboring states throughout the South, burdened by various environmental abuses.
To help defend these human rights, including the right to organize to protect the environment and the right to have access to full and accurate information about the environment in which one lives, public awareness of oppressive conditions must be raised in the U.S. and throughout the world.
www-personal.umich.edu /~bbryant/envjustice.html   (347 words)

 Inner City Press Environmental Justice Work To Stop Polluting Of Low Income Communities
Environmental justice and community reinvestment are two sides of the same coin.
Until recently, environmentalism was conceived primarily as protecting forests and beaches and species of animals about to be hunted or poisoned into extinction.
Environmental justice has been defined by some as the intersection of civil rights and natural science.
www.innercitypress.org /ej.html   (927 words)

 Exec. Order, Environmental Justice
In addition, the environmental justice strategy shall include, where appropriate, a timetable for undertaking identified revisions and consideration of economic and social implications of the revisions.
During the 12-month period from the date of this order, each Federal agency, as part of its environmental justice strategy, shall identify several specific projects that can be promptly undertaken to address particular concerns identified during the development of the proposed environmental justice strategy, and a schedule for implementing those projects.
(a) Environmental human health research, whenever practicable and appropriate, shall include diverse segments of the population in epidemiological and clinical studies, including segments at high risk from environmental hazards, such as minority populations, low-income populations and workers who may be exposed to substantial environmental hazards.
www.fs.fed.us /land/envjust.html   (1420 words)

 Environmental Justice Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Environmental Justice Office was created in 1988 when the PC(USA) moved into the new offices in Louisville, Kentucky.
The office was formed in order to study past environmental policies of the United Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States and to create a combined report of current environmental concerns for the newly formed PC(USA) (formed from the UPCUSA and the PCUS).
In 1990, the 202nd General Assembly passed a policy called "Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice" which stands as the foundation for the work of the Environmental Justice office along with the policies "Hazardous Waste, Race and the Environment" (1995) and "Toward a Just and Sustainable Human Development" (1996).
www.webofcreation.org /presbyej/home.html   (285 words)

 Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Justice demands that we fulfill our stewardship responsibility by living our institutional lives and our personal lives in ways that create a sustainable world for the sake of people all over the world today, for future generations, and for all of God's non-human creations.
Energy stewardship is of primary importance because of the threat of continued global warming as well as power plant pollution that contributes to asthma, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Justice Coffee is a particularly easy, important, and appropriate way for congregations to make a big difference for Central American family farms, for our own migratory birds, and for the earth.
www.gbgm-umc.org /NCNYEnvironmentalJustice   (589 words)

 EJF: Empowering people to protect their own environment
Environmental Justice Foundation trains, equips and supports communities and organisations who are directly affected by environmental abuses.
Environmental Justice Foundation is investigating the devastation caused by shrimp production.
Environmental Justice Foundation's pilot projects in Cambodia are protecting people and wildlife from dangerous pesticides and from illegal and unsustainable fisheries that have brought conflict and hardships.
www.ejfoundation.org   (314 words)

 Environmental Justice at the New Mexico Environment Department
The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking public input and comment on environmental justice in your communities.
Environmental justice seeks to ensure that no population is forced to shoulder a disproportionate burden of the negative human health and environmental impacts of pollution or other environmental hazards ( definition provided by www.naccho.org).
The New Mexico Environmental Justice Policy Committee held a public meeting on December 16, 2004 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
www.nmenv.state.nm.us /Justice   (290 words)

 EJHU - Environmental Justice
Environmental justice became a national social movement in the 1980's through a process very different from other U.S. environmental
While local protests decreased such threats to some communities, the groups realized another effective way to prevent harmful environmental impacts was to develop a loose, national, multicultural coalition of such community groups to collectively speak out for environmental justice and to challenge others with similar interests to also speak out.
Training, legal and policy, and research tools have been leveraged to support environmental justice efforts with mixed results in part because they were not always created in partnership with, and in a manner that met the needs of, poor minority communities.
www.ejhu.org /justice.html   (319 words)

 Environmental Justice
Ensure that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 compliance and environmental justice principles are understood and implemented in metropolitan and statewide planning activities and in NEPA processes and documents.
Concern for environmental justice should be integrated into every transportation decision — from the first thought about a transportation plan to post-construction operations and maintenance.
State DOTs successfully integrate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and environmental justice into their activities when while developing the technical capability to assess the benefits and adverse effects of transportation activities among different population groups.
www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov /asp/ej.asp   (1120 words)

 Environmental Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Most people are not aware of the reasons for the fight for environmental justice.
One question which environmental justice deals with is, "Why do things go where they do?" By 'things' I mean incinerators, toxic waste disposal sites, sewage over flow pipes, etc. If anyone stopped and took a careful look they would see that many of these 'things' inevitably end up in low income and minority communities.
Ludovic Blain, New York State Environmental Justice Organizer for NYPIRG, said that this is due to government and corporate prioritization.
web.syr.edu /~knothole/envirjust.html   (484 words)

 Environmental Justice Advocates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The specter of environmental racism is ever present in communities where ethnic minorities and American Indians live.
Bullard has been a leading advocate of the environmental justice effort for than two decades, and believes that environmental justice is the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and live in a community that is not contaminated.
Studies reveal that the number one reason for hospitalization of poor and minority children in major cities in the United States is asthma, which is environmentally induced.
www.ejadvocates-mn.us   (378 words)

 APEN - Environmental Justice & API Issues - What is EJ
Segregated neighborhoods, housing discrimination, redlining practices of banks that deny loans to particular communities, substandard housing and community displacement are some of the many examples of environmental people of color have historically faced in the United States.
However, over the past few years, numerous environmental justice groups have taken on the charge of housing as a key environmental justice issue and have identified underlying root causes between housing and traditional EJ issues such as toxic dumping in our communities.
We at APEN know that the housing crisis in the next major environmental justice battle to be waged.
www.apen4ej.org /issues_housing.htm   (321 words)

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