Public participation and environmental justice: Involving the public at two Superfund sites

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Title:
Public participation and environmental justice: Involving the public at two Superfund sites
Author:
Di Santo, Denise Lynn, 1961-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A case study is used to assess the public involvement strategies used by the Environmental Protection Agency and in particular how these efforts affect implementation of its environmental justice responsibilities, and further the goals of Executive Order 12898. Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs) at two Superfund sites in EPA's Region 9--Tucson International Airport Area and Moffett Naval Air Station--are used as a basis for comparison with critical elements of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council's Model Plan for Public Participation. Although some aspects of the model's critical elements are satisfied, some changes in approach are necessary to reach and involve broader public interests at the two sites. At the site where environmental justice is an issue, the goals of EPA's Environmental Justice Strategy are partially satisfied through the RAB and other agency activities, but efforts are limited by a traditional participatory approach and lack of community influence in decision-making.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Law.; Political Science, Public Administration.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cortner, Hanna J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePublic participation and environmental justice: Involving the public at two Superfund sitesen_US
dc.creatorDi Santo, Denise Lynn, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDi Santo, Denise Lynn, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA case study is used to assess the public involvement strategies used by the Environmental Protection Agency and in particular how these efforts affect implementation of its environmental justice responsibilities, and further the goals of Executive Order 12898. Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs) at two Superfund sites in EPA's Region 9--Tucson International Airport Area and Moffett Naval Air Station--are used as a basis for comparison with critical elements of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council's Model Plan for Public Participation. Although some aspects of the model's critical elements are satisfied, some changes in approach are necessary to reach and involve broader public interests at the two sites. At the site where environmental justice is an issue, the goals of EPA's Environmental Justice Strategy are partially satisfied through the RAB and other agency activities, but efforts are limited by a traditional participatory approach and lack of community influence in decision-making.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLaw.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, Public Administration.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCortner, Hanna J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1392417en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39106810en_US
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