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Main Title Facing catastrophe : environmental action for a post-Katrina world /
Author Verchick, Robert R. M.
Publisher Harvard University Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 456170009
ISBN 9780674047914 (alk. paper); 0674047915 (alk. paper); 9780674064256; 0674064259; 9783166128009; 316612800X
Subjects Environmental policy--United States. ; Environmental protection. ; Emergency management. ; Disasters--Risk assessment. ; Disasters--prevention & control. ; Environmental Monitoring--methods. ; Disaster Planning--methods. ; Environmental Health. ; Public Policy. ; NATURAL DISASTERS. ; EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. ; DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. ; CASE STUDIES. ; HURRICANES.
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ESAM  GE180.V47 2010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/05/2011
Collation x, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The author argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go green, be fair, and keep safe. He argues that government must assume a stronger regulatory role in managing natural infrastructure, distributional fairness, and public risk.--[book cover] Natural infrastructure -- Our incredible shrinking infrastructure -- System failures and fairness deficits -- Tending our gardens -- Backwater blues -- Disaster justice -- Winds of change -- Precaution and social welfare -- Mapping Katrina -- Planning our futures.