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Michigan: A State of Environmental Crisis?
Bunyan Bryant and Elaine Hockman
This book demonstrates that race determines where one lives in the state of Michigan. The chances are far greater that an African American person will live in closer in proximity to landfills, incinerators, toxic release inventory sites, and places of environmental harm than a white counterpart. The book shows that government and corporate response to the cleanup of hazardous waste sites has been inadequate. The Governor of the State of Michigan and the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality have posited that environmental regulations are a disincentive to investment and jobs. However, Bryant and Hockman take the opposite approach. Environmental regulations not only protect the health of workers, but they stimulate new environmental protection industries and a net increase in jobs. This book is essential reading for environmental justice activists, policymakers, corporate executives, and scholars.

Other Books:

  • Bryant, B. 2004. Environmental Justice and the Quality of Life. In Mishra, R., et al (Eds.) Modernizing the Korean Welfare State. New Jersey : Transaction Publishers
  • Bryant, B. and Hockman, E. 2005. Environmental Justice: Success of Failure. Chapter in book edited by David Pellow. MIT Press.
  • Bryant, B. and L. Callewaert. 2003. Why Is Understanding Urban Ecosystems Important to Environmental Justice? In Berkowitz, A.R., Nilon, C.H., and Hollweg, K.S. (Eds.)Understanding Urban Ecosystems. New York : Springer.
  • Bryant, B. 2003. History and Issues of the Environmental Justice Movement. In Visgilio, G. and Whitelaw, D. (Eds.) Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice. Lanham , MD : Rowman & Littlefield.


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