The Connection between Environmental Justice and Place

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Essay #: 054453
Total text length is 10,131 characters (approximately 7.0 pages).

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The Connection between Environmental Justice and Place
This paper explores the connection between environmental justice and place (concept of place/theoretical perspective). To commence, the paper will define what exactly is meant by “environmental justice” and what its connection is to the concept or notion of “place.” With that out of the way, the paper looks at two notorious landfills – one in Ontario County, California, the other in the Cayuga region of Ontario, Canada – and suggests that, in these two instances, socio-economic and political elites basically decided to off-load their waste management problems onto the backs of local people who lacked their wealth and political might; besides discussing the impact of the landfills on...
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.....can be targeted by governments looking for quick fixes or quick cash.
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