Panel: Environmental Justice and Environmental Policy
(Environment & Energy)

Friday, November 9, 2012: 9:45 AM-11:15 AM
McKeldon (Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizers:  Evan Ringquist, Indiana University
Moderators:  Daniel Matisoff, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chairs:  Nicole Darnall, Arizona State University

Early research in the field of environmental justice focused on documenting contemporary inequities in the distribution of sources of environmental risk. While this research was essential in identifying and defining the problem of environmental justice, it was of limited value as a guide for policy action. The papers on this panel, by contrast, aim to identify potential sources of contemporary environemntal inequities, and consider carefully how environtal justice criteria might be integrated into decision making at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Race” Versus “Class” In Environmental Justice: Using Agent-Based Modeling
Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate University, Adam Eckerd, Virginia Tech and Yushim Kim, Arizona State University

Environmental Equity and Management At the Firm Level
Evan Ringquist1, Elizabeth Baldwin2, Oral Saulters3 and Shannon Lea Watkins1, (1)Indiana University, (2)University of Arizona, (3)Indiana University SPEA

Evaluating Federal Policies to Promote Fairness In Environmental Regulatory Enforcement
David Konisky, Georgetown University and Christopher Reenock, Florida State University

Incorporating Equity Into Decisions – Rulemaking
Ron Shadbegian and Ann Wolverton, Environmental Protection Agency

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