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EPISODE 8: Environmental Justice

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Residents of the Ashurst Bar/Smith Community in Tallassee, Alabama bear the burden of a neighboring landfill that is impacting their health and heritage. The Hothouse Earth team takes a close look at what environmental justice is as well as the legal strategies that address environmental injustices.

 

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EPA Slams Door to Justice on Historic Black Community, Earth Justice
EPA Quietly Closes Complaint at Heart of Civil Rights Suit, Greenwire
The Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing
US Commission on Civil Rights, "Environmental Justice" (2016)
Marianne Engelman Lado, No More Excuses: Building a New Vision of Civil Rights Enforcement in the Context of Environmental Justice, 22 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 281 (2019)
Costle Lecture at Vermont Law School by Douglas Costle Visiting Professor of Law, Marianne Engelman Lado, No More Excuses: Building a New Vision of Civil Rights Enforcement in the Context of Environmental Justice, November 2019

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Brought to you by the Environmental Law Center and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at Vermont Law School.