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Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia
edited by Michele Morrone and Geoffrey L. Buckley
foreword by Donald Edward Davis
afterword by Jedediah Purdy
Ohio University Press, 2011
Cloth: 978-0-8214-1980-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4428-3 | Paper: 978-0-8214-2043-0
Library of Congress Classification GE235.A13M68 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.700974


Research in environmental justice reveals that low-income and minority neighborhoods in our nation’s cities are often the preferred sites for landfills, power plants, and polluting factories. Those who live in these sacrifice zones are forced to shoulder the burden of harmful environmental effects so that others can prosper. Mountains of Injustice broadens the discussion from the city to the country by focusing on the legacy of disproportionate environmental health impacts on communities in the Appalachian region, where the costs of cheap energy and cheap goods are actually quite high.

Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental costs and consequences of economic development.  

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