Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • Bruce E. Johansen
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  • ISBN-10: 1440864039
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864032
  • DDC: 304.2089
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book discusses racism related to environmental policy in the United States and Canada, and how justice and sustainability are being sought.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is Environmental Justice?.
2: Types of Environmental Discrimination.
3: Perpetrators and Victims.
4: Challenges and Solutions.
5: Future Outlook.
Unifying Themes.
6: Mining: Mother Earth or Mother Lode?.
7: Lead, Lead Everywhere: Flint, Michigan's Water Crisis in Context.
8: The Political Economy of Lead Poisoning and Other Water Quality Issues.
9: Canadian Tar Sands: From Treaty Forest to Moonscape.
10: Pipelines and Protests.
11: “Cowboys” vs. “Indians”: Racial Stereotyping and Agent Orange in Vietnam.
12: Farmworkers: Toxicity as an Occupational Hazard.
13: Extermination of the Buffalo as Environmental Warfare.
14: Environmental Racism and the Demise of an Ice World.
Cases: United States East.
15: Houston, Texas: Segregation, Sewage, and Environmental Racism.
16: Anniston, Alabama: A Plague of PCBs.
17: Dickson, Tennessee: Environmental Racism's “Poster Child”.
18: A 100 Percent Chance of Pig-manure Showers in North Carolina.
19: Bridgeport, Connecticut: A Spreading Web of Toxins.
20: Chester, Pennsylvania: Unwilling Capital of Hazmat.
21: South Chicago: Life and Death in the “Toxic Doughnut”.
22: Race, Class, and Toxicity at Love Canal.
23: North Carolina: Protesting Unwelcome Toxic Dumps.
24: Donald Trump, Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico.
25: Triana, Alabama: Dumped On, Ceaselessly.
26: Malathion and the Rosebud Sioux in Mission, South Dakota.
27: Houston, Texas: Always Awaiting the Next Flood.
28: Akwesasne: Land of the Toxic Turtles.
29: The Toxics Plantation: Life and Death in Louisiana's “Cancer Alley”.
30: The Demographics of Death in New Orleans: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina.
Cases: United States West.
31: Montana's Gros Ventre and Assiniboine: Gold Mining and Cyanide Poisoning.
32: The Mothers of East Los Angeles Stand Down a Toxic Incinerator—and More.
33: Pueblo, Colorado: The Toxic Legacy of the “Pittsburgh of the West”.
34: Richmond, California: The Greens vs. Big Oil.
35: Alaska's Pebble Mine: Corporate Gold vs. Natives’ Salmon.
36: Alaska Natives: Swamped by Warming.
37: The Point Hope Eskimos: An Atomic Harbor and a Nuclear Dump as a Neighbor.
38: “The Most Bombed Nation on Earth”.
39: Utah's Goshute Asked to House Waste Uranium—but Were Denied.
40: The Laguna Pueblo and Anaconda's Jackpile Uranium Mine.
41: The Navajos' Nuclear Legacy.
42: The Largest Uranium Spill in the United States.
43: Hunting Grounds to Dumping Grounds.
44: The Moapa Paiute: Good-Bye Toxic Ash: Solar In, Coal Power Out.
Cases: Canada.
45: Grassy Narrows, Ontario: the Continuing Toxic Toll of Mercury.
46: The Aamjiwnaang of Ontario: Immersed in a Toxic Bath.
47: Dumping on Blacks in Africville, Nova Scotia.
48: British Columbia: Native Canadians vs. Mining's “New Prosperity”.
49: The Crees: Hydro-Quebec's Electric Dreams.
50: The Lubicon Cree: Land Rights and Resource Exploitation.
51: The Dene: Killed by the “Money Rock”.
52: The Inuit: Mother's Milk Is Toxic.
53: Who Is Liable for Ruining a Culture? The Inuit Sue the United States of America.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.