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BOOKS & DOCUMENTS

  • Agyeman, Julian. Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice. New York: New York UP, 2005. Print.
  • Burns, Shirley Stewart. Bringing down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Southern West Virginia Communities, 1970-2004. Morgantown, W. Va.: West Virginia UP, 2007. Print.
  • Cole, Luke W., and Sheila R. Foster. From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement. New York: New York UP, 2001. Print.
  • Checker, Melissa. Polluted Promises: Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice in a Southern Town. New York: New York UP, 2005. Print.
  • Hurley, Andrew. Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1995. Print.
  • Nikiforuk, Andrew. Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Vancouver: Greystone, 2008. Print.
  • Pellow, David N. Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2002. Print.
  • Stein, Rachel. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2004. Print.

VIDEOS

POPULAR FILMS

  • China Syndrome (1979) – In an accident frighteningly close to reality, a nuclear power plant in California lacks the proper safety precautions when disaster threatens.
  • A Civil Action (1999) – The families of children who died as a result of industrial pollution are represented by a heroic lawyer in a lawsuit against the polluter. The film is based on a true story.
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) – An unemployed single mother fights a power company that poisoned a city's water supply.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  • Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008) – This documentary examines the increasing human population and changing environment that ensures proper management of water resources will be a major concern in the 21st century.
  • Tapped (2010) – The bottled water industry is critically examined in this documentary.
  • Burning the Future: Coal in America (2008) – The environmental costs of coal production in the United States are closely examined and criticized.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Downey, Liam & Hawkins, Brian. (2008) Race, Income, and Environmental Inequality in the United States. Sociological Perspectives, 51(4),759-781.
  • Faber, Daniel R. & Krieg, Eric J. (2002) Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards: Environmental Injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Environmental Health Perspectives, 110 (2), 277-288.
  • Jones, Robert Emmet & Rainey, Shirley A. (2006) Examining Linkages between Race, Environmental Concern, Health, and Justice in a Highly Polluted Community of Color. Journal of Black Studies, 36(4), 473-496.

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