BAN waste, environmental justice and citizen participation in policy setting

Dodds, Lyn and Hopwood, Bill (2006) BAN waste, environmental justice and citizen participation in policy setting. Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 11 (3). pp. 269-286. ISSN 1354-9839

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549830600558762

Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that the poorest sections of society bear a disproportionate burden of poor environmental quality, including toxicity and pollution. The struggles to address environmental injustice instigated at grassroots level also place the burden of righting the injustice on those who often have the least resources in terms of time, money and access to decision makers. The unfolding story of BAN Waste's sophisticated challenge to the proposed building of a replacement incinerator in a working-class area of Newcastle demonstrates many of the issues and stages common to struggles for environmental justice. The struggle became proactive and built wider alliances and a broad coalition across the city for change. The eventual success in preventing the incinerator being built and in producing a superior waste strategy counters the popular belief that environmental concerns are predominantly those of the middle class.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development, Environmental justice
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 15:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471

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