Comments on: Help Us Map Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/ The EPA Blog Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:35:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Timothy Jakes https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4731 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:01:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4731 Identifying the worst environmental justice cases is a great idea, officials then will have no excuses for not focusing the resources in these issues.

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By: Cesar https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4730 Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:07:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4730 I had a slow weekend, so I took the time to read almost all of your blogs and I have to say that you all are doing a good job. I looked at two of the other blog sites that EPA has and there content is not nearly as engaging.

Cesar

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By: Jerri https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4729 Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:02:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4729 My vote would be for Chester Pennsylvania. A great example of community activism addressing an egregious situation.

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By: Cesar https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4728 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:51:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4728 This is a great idea! I have often wondered if there was a universal list/cases of both international and domestic Environmental Justice issues.

Cesar

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By: Marvin S. Robinson, II https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4727 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:40:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4727 Though the journey has and continues to be rough and known cross-roads, the common average everyday residents continue to be over DOMINATED by super complex government LANGUAGE and Industry leaders clout over the HUMANITY of HUMAN Health: particularly among the poor.
The frenzy of ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE continues to be plagued by a double-edged sword of Race and CLASSISM: people looking and being awarded GRANTS, ‘claiming to be HELPING the very same COMMUNITIES, that endure the pressures of TOXIC WASTE and lack of access to the thresholds of POWER with Jane and Johnny come latelys, all for the sake of just another grant- to put in their bank accounts.
NO one seems to ever address the cruelty of back-lash and retailiation, vindictive revenge for those who really tried to get the issues of TOXIC HAZ-WASTE remediated; then other persons and parties were and have been allowed to form and PRETEND they are the COMMUNITY, so long’ they get a GRANT from the E.P.A. or- other federal government agencies.
The other BARRIER is the “ANTI-LOBBYING ACT”, if you can figure out how to get a E.P.A. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE grant, who are bound- FORBIDDEN to ever complain about that agency: when in fact there are so many issues of ToXIC WASTE confronting the EXTREME POVERTY in our area, we are just now discussing, that we are being allowed to USRPASS, just being placed into forced HOME-LESSNESS; and instead rapidly and silent becoming 21st century REFUGEES in our country, county and community; even VETERANS, because NO ONE is addressing, nor responding to our critical mass of vicious chemigation, nor the land that the local government is removing he UNEPLOYED Veterans from our homes with OVER-EXAGGERATED Appraisals on Personal Property real estate with TOXIC WASTE completely surrounding the only homes we know of; and the most EXPENSIVE UTILITY services in the UNITED STATES and NO one is coming to stop them.
ALL the EXTREME POVERTY in our area can do is call the 24 hour a day PRAYER Hotline numbers and keep optimistic deep inside our spiritual hearts’. THANKS-
Marvin S. Robinson, II
Quindaro Ruins / Underground Railroad- Exercise 2013

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By: Alejandro Colsa https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4726 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:31:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4726 From the EJOLT-US team, we would like to thank all of you for the support and enthusiasm showed about our project. We really appreciate your suggestions about specific case studies that should be included in this international effort. We will definitely consider them when making a decision about which cases should be included in the final project.

Special thanks to all of you that have already completed the survey. A high response rate will increase the legitimacy of our final decision so thanks for your collaboration!

The surveys will be open for 2 more weeks so please make sure you can take 5-10 minute of your summer time and help us have a supported decision.

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By: Alejandro Colsa https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4725 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:16:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4725 Thanks Devorah for sharing our project with your network! We really appreciate it! The survey will be closed on August 23rd and once we analyze and weight the responses we will make a final decision no later than September 15th.

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By: Andrea Guajardo https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4724 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:44:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4724 In the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Unique land tenure creates an intense environment for ethnic minorities as well as folks living below the Federal poverty level. These are also ancestral tribal lands to many groups. There are also Conversos from the Spanish Inquisition. Great history, unique social and environmental justice concerns.

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By: Celeste Murphy Greene https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4723 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 01:11:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4723 This is a wonderful idea, but not all cases are location specific. For example, lots of my research on EJ focuses on migrant farm workers, which views EJ from the occupational perspective rather than the location perspective. However, if a case must be used, try researching migrant farm workers in South Florida, Palm Beach and Collier Counties. This group of individuals still suffers from environmental injustice.

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By: Kim https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/08/help-us-map-environmental-justice-conflicts-in-the-united-states/#comment-4722 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:21:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1391#comment-4722 48217 (Marathon Refinery) in Detroit would be a case I would choose along with Mossville, Louisiana both of these would make excellent case studies.

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