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.