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Lecture 15 Environmental Justice Conservation movement The movement that we saw emerging in early 1900 0 Movement towards the conservation of habitat New environmental movement Look at the environment from a different perspective Environment is more than wilderness More intimate connected environment 0 We need to protect environment 0 We need to realize that environment can also hurt us If we do not take care of the environment can hurt us 0 Relationship between health and environment 1 DDT and Silent Spring Rachel Carson 1962 In this book she explains two decades of research on DDT chemical that is used to kill insects DDT was used to help the soldiers in war to prevent malaria but they did not take into consideration that the chemicals can harm people They noticed that sh had mutations and discovered that DDT can cause cancer and other diseases in people 2 The love Canal mentioned in the video we saw last week Chemical waste was thrown People from different social groups and races where exposed differently to toxic chemicals Environmental Justice Movement Social justice Environmental movement Cesar Chavez MexicanAmerican Organized a Boycott of the grapes Started as a strike 0 They encouraged people not to buy Californian grapes until workers get fair salaries and pesticide control 0 Since they were quota minorityquot they were not awarded the right to a healthy environment PCB Study the US decide to ban its production Company decide to dump PCB in the side of the road Soil was contaminated highly toxic Puts the toxic material in a low income African American county Peaceful protests Safety regulations are not taking into consideration No political representation Start a lawsuit The damp is built The damp leaks Are quotminoritiesquot affected US government and students make research about human rights Ethnicity socioeconomic status 1 1983 34 toxic waste are seated in poor and black communities 1987Toxic Wastes and Race National Study 1992 National Lanournal quotUnequal environmental protection UJN Environmental Justice argument All communities are created equal Environmental protection agency The right of people to be involved with the development implementation and enforcement of laws that shape the environment EPA2013 1 Everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment regardless of gender race class or nationality 2 Equitable distribution of environmental goods between people A few key terms Environmental racism Any policy of practice that differentially affects individuals or groups based on racial and ethnic minority status Institutional racism Patterns through which racial inequality is structured through key cultural institutions policies and systems Example Native Americans in the US Jim Crow expropriation of lands because they were considered racially different Environmental injustice Cases when you have a minority group that is disproportionally close to unhealthful and dangerous conditions 0 When inequitable distribution is the result of one group limiting or negatively impacting another group39s ability to access and manage a healthy environment Example NJ took 50M away from child protection lead disease that affects the brain fund People in these area where black meaning that they unconsciously harmed them because they were not considered a priority 0 There is an association between race and the location of hazardous waste facilities even after considering variables Models about environmental injustice 1 Intentional Bias Model Deliberate racial and social policy in LULU siting California WASTE Management board target communities that are not going to complain 2 Institutional Bias model Rules procedures and policies are biased against poor and minorities 3 Neighborhood transition Model Poor and minorities arrive after environmental hazard because they can t afford expensive houses The environment Central for the subsistence lifestyle and cultural identities Tribal sovereignty and selfdetermination Allow people the right to govern themselves Case Study Tohono and Akimel O39odham VIDEO Overview Health and water rights Context Tohono means desert and Akimel means river Desert and river people Remarkable agriculture They cultivate alongside the rivers O odham Large scale producers 1900 Everything changes Dam construction starts The idea was to have irrigation They start experiencing drought because the dam retains the water They are not able to produce anymore Reservation were imposed to indigenous people They did not consider the water necessities that the natives had They start depending in commodity goods
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