Environmental Justice Seminar
About this Course
The seminar will address discrimination, distributional, and justice concerns about the benefits and burdens of environmental protection and natural resource management. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to issues of race and poverty, with a special focus on the environmental justice movement (including the special situation of Indian tribes). Another focus will be equity issues in the international context, including tensions between industrialized and developed countries due to the environment and environmental human rights. Environmental justice presents some of the most difficult challenges to traditional environmentalism. Appreciating EJ's law and policy concerns underneath the politics is crucial to understanding the future of environmental law and policy. This course is an intensive class with weekly written assignments and a final paper.