Eco-justice: linking human rights and the environment (A. Sachs and JA Peterson)

Author/s A Sachs and JA Peterson Keywords Grassroots movement, environment, human rights, environmental information, confrontations, dumping, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, environmental justice Abstract This Worldwatch report affirms that the grassroots movement to improve the environment and human rights should be operable at the regional and international levels. Grassroots groups have demonstrated the success of empowering people […]

Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor (S. Lerner)

Author Steve Lerner Keywords Environmental justice, civil rights, chemical toxins, corporate accountability Abstract Issues of environmental justice and civil rights come to the fore in this fine account of a Louisiana community’s battle with its petrochemical company neighbors. Drawing heavily on interviews with residents and local activists, Lerner (Eco-Pioneers) chronicles how the people of Diamond, […]