Protecting New Jersey's Environment

Protecting New Jersey's Environment

From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State

Book - 2011
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In Protecting New Jersey's Environment, critical environmental concerns translate into real human interest stories about people and their surroundings in the state -- a critical site for the growth of environmentalism. The book explores the science underpinning environmental issues and the public policy infighting that goes undocumented behind the scenes and beneath the controversies. It demonstrates the ways that scientists, regulators, lobbyists, and politicians interact and offers the public a go-to guide on how to seek environmental protection in practical ways.


Blackwell Publishing
Contaminants in fish. Ocean dumping. Biological diversity/integrity and endangered species. Pinelands and forest preservation. Wetlands protection. Watersheds and headwaters. In Protecting New Jersey's Environment these concerns translate into real human interest stories about people and their surroundings not only in the state-a critical site for the growth of environmentalism-but all around the country as well.

And you can add even more to the list-ozone depletion, nuclear power, toxic waste, sprawl, racial inequity, brownfields remediation versus environmental justice concerns. Through a series of gripping accounts organized by geographic area, Thomas Belton considers key environmental issues in New Jersey and champions the ways common citizens have sought justice when faced with unseen health threats. Often, as people search for remedies in their neighborhoods, the challenges they face result in what Belton calls bare-knuckles environmental protection, replete with back-room political deals, infighting, criminals, and hapless victims.

With people as its focus, Protecting New Jersey's Environment explores the science underpinning environmental issues and the public policy infighting that goes undocumented behind the scenes and beneath the controversies. Belton demonstrates the ways that scientists, regulators, lobbyists, and politicians interact and offers the public a go-to guide on how to seek environmental protection in practical ways.


Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780813548876
081354887X
Branch Call Number: 363.7009 BE
Characteristics: xii, 250 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm

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