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Environmental Justice Movement

The concept of environmental justice (EJ) began to be widely discussed during the 1980s and has encouraged a critical approach to examining how modern environmental issues affect some communities more than others. Along with environmental issues, the EJ movement also encompasses concerns about equal distribution of resources and equal treatment. Born out of an overarching concern for the environment, the environmental movement has shaped popular opinion about the relationship between ecological and social systems as well as the interaction between ecology and the economy.

Environmental Justice Movement: Its Development and Main Principles

There is no single definition for environmental justice, as different groups and communities define it differently according to their environmental and contextual differences. In the early 1980s, a number of complaints emerged in the United ...

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