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The Need for Environmental Democracy

December 7, 2017

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by Darrel Chang This is part two of a two-part essay. The Need for Environmental Democracy In my previous article, I delineated how justice demands an “environmental egalitarianism” built upon Martha Nussbaum’s list of “basic capabilities,” wherein environmental rights are taken as prior to the capabilities that constitute a “fully human” being because egalitarianism presupposes […]

No Egalitarianism Without Environmental Egalitarianism

December 4, 2017

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by Darrel Chang This is part one of a two-part essay. 2004 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Margie Richard grew up in the historically African-American neighborhood of Diamond in Norco, Louisiana, a community with abnormally high rates of cancer, birth defects, and other devastating health ailments. More than a third of Norco’s children suffer from asthma […]

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