Overview of the environmental justice movement -- The evidence -- Theories of causation -- American Indians and environmental justice -- Regulation and the administrative state -- Risk and health -- Standard setting -- Permits and public enforcement -- Contaminated properties -- Governmental initiatives to address environmental justice -- Land use planning, environmental review, and information disclosure laws -- Responding to the challenge of climate change -- Litigation, citizen enforcement, and common law remedies -- Constitutional and civil rights claims. "Environmental justice is a significant and dynamic contemporary development in environmental law. Rechtschaffen, Gauna and O'Neill provide an accessible compilation of interdisciplinary materials for studying environmental justice, interspersed with extensive notes, comments and questions designed to facilitate classroom discussion. The book integrates excerpts from empirical studies, cases, agency decisions, informal agency guidance, law reviews and other academic literature, as well as community-generated documents. The materials include writings from the fields of environmental law and civil rights law, as well as sociology, political science, and risk assessment." "After examining various conceptions of justice, studies about disparities in environmental harms and benefits, and the theories concerning the causes of such inequities, the book looks at environmental justice in a variety of regulatory contexts. Environmental Justice also explores various tools used in the effort to achieve environmental justice, including citizen suit enforcement of environmental laws, claims brought under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and various non-litigation strategies, including land use and planning tools, disclosure laws and collaborative projects." "This second edition includes new chapters addressing climate change, international environmental justice, and a capstone case study. It also adds expanded coverage of risk and the public health, empirical environmental justice research, and environmental justice for American Indian peoples."--Jacket.