Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia by Michele Morrone

Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

byMichele Morrone, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Donald Edward Davis...

Kobo ebook | November 13, 2011

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Research in environmental justice reveals that low-income and minority neighborhoods in our nation’s cities are often the preferred sites for landfills, power plants, and polluting factories. Those who live in these sacrifice zones are forced to shoulder the burden of harmful environmental effects so that others can prosper. Mountains of Injustice broadens the discussion from the city to the country by focusing on the legacy of disproportionate environmental health impacts on communities in the Appalachian region, where the costs of cheap energy and cheap goods are actually quite high.

Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental costs and consequences of economic development.

Contributors:
Laura Allen, Brian Black, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Donald Edward Davis, Wren Kruse, Nancy Irwin Maxwell, Chad Montrie, Michele Morrone, Kathryn Newfont, John Nolt, Jedediah S. Purdy, and Stephen J. Scanlan.

Title:Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in AppalachiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 13, 2011Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082144428X

ISBN - 13:9780821444283

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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