Environmental justice in the courts

Gross, Elizabeth and Stretesky, Paul (2015) Environmental justice in the courts. In: Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 205-232. ISBN 9780262527354

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The focus of this chapter is on environmental justice in the courts, which makes up only one small portion of the movement’s overall concerns and activities. More specifically, this chapter emphasizes corrective justice, or the role of contemporary U.S. courts in punishing environmental offenders and/or reversing environmental injustices. Prior to examining the way courts function with respect to environmental justice we briefly examine major federal environmental justice policies that attempt to direct environmental enforcement. We focus on federal environmental justice policy because this is the level of governance at which a significant amount of court activity has occurred.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental law
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Professor Paul Stretesky
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:35
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21473

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