JUS 444 - Week 9 Notes
JUS 444 - Week 9 Notes JUS 444
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Date Created: 10/18/15
JUS 444 Week 92 0 Race and Power Reading 0 Main points Energy is racialized Risk is unequally distributed 0 Evidence Nuclear power Oil re neries CURE Racialization of energy 0 Siting of power plants near lowincome African American communities 0 Health effects Rallies holding protests against poor people who wouldn t normally see these technology systems putting power back in the hands of society and now the power plants 0 EJ Energy Activism Trends 0 Different scales of engagement 0 Expansion of idea of community Phoenix Mesa Tempe Glendale etc are all trying to coexist together but also compete against each other 0 Resistance to deregulation 0 Historical Context Driven by generation transmission and distribution 0 Where are the raw resources coming from 0 Do we have social values as to how these products are created and distributed Not really more of a topdown system Purely technological aims development and competition as their goals Coal 1800 s 0 Beginning of producers and consumers Technology would really drive out society 0 Who will govern energy production and distribution Friction between government and private property Oil 19201950 5 Beginning of the automobile oil was needed to run these 0 Oil well began to diminish where do we get our oil from if we are basing our country on oil 0 Driven by energy needs Nuclear 19501970 5 Cold War context 0 What will make America great Our weapons and advanced way to get power 0 Challenging Deregulation of Energy SRP and APS compete against each other 0 Purely energy APS 0 Energy and water market SRP APS creates and distributes the energy 0 Before APS would create the energy and smaller companies would distribute the energy Deregulation of energy 0 Prices were so high that lowincome communities suffered rolling blackouts o This was originally meant to make markets more efficient and allow more choice for consumers o What actually happened utilities had to go through energy traders that ended up being inefficient not equitable caused spikes in prices 0 Environmental and social concerns minimal 0 Environmental costs passed onto state governments and citizens Argument claims 0 Not raceneutral Not bene cial to everyone Problems 0 Scale of supply and demand on different political levels 0 Lack of attention to scale 0 Displacement of risks onto remote communities 0 Case Studies Nuclear Power 0 Longterm burdens on local communities 0 Uranium mining ground water contamination human health effects lack of protection from harms 0 15000 families without power yet coal is a major economic driver Oil Re neries Cancer Alley and pollution High Energy Society 0 What happens to all of these goods that we depend on every day 0 Changing technologies increase in toxins to produce lack of policies to regulate new technologies 0 Assessments Deregulationsiting issues neither efficient nor equitable Recognition justice 0 The citizens are making the problems of nuclear power clear and visible Social vs technical 0 Example are there pipes leaking radiation outside the plant Technically no because the pipes were encased in concrete because they were considered inside the plant Society was not happy when they were told that the pipes were leaking shut down the plant Gasland o How does fracking affect communities and the practice of science and environment
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