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Session 4

Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment & Environmental Justice

Class Topics: 

  • Risk Assessment and the Limits of Science

  • Acceptable Risks

  • The Precautionary Principle

  • Risk and Discrimination (Environmental Justice)

Readings:     

Chapter 4, Environmental Politics & Policy

Assignment:           

Your task is to become familiar with how concepts of environmental risk and environmental justice inter-relate to complicate the environmental policy process. To that end you have a short 10 page paper to write and turn in by before the class meets next for session 5 on that very topic. Identify a compelling environmental policy issue in which there is a controversy over the  environmental risks and environmental justice. Briefly describe that case situation and explain not only what the issues of risk and justice entail but additionally which groups find themselves embroiled in controversy of the issue and how, as well as how the issue may ultimately be resolved

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