Examines the culture, politics, and history of the movement for environmental justice in New York City, tracking activism in four neighborhoods on issues of public health, garbage, and energy systems in the context of privatisation, deregulation, and globalisation.
The story of Diamond's 30-year ordeal, a minority neighborhood, faced with a polluting industry in its midst, fights back. The author also talks also to the residents of a nearby white neighborhood, many of whom work for Shell, and to environmental activists and Shell officials.
Examines the connections among residential segregation, zoning, and exposure to environmental hazards.
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Hazardous waste sites
Specific environments such as air, water soil, etc.
Specific polluting activities such as mining, agriculture, etc.
Specific pollutants such as methane, pesticides, mercury, etc.