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L4_EnviroJustice_Notes - Environmental Justice WG Gartner...

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1 Environmental Justice WG Gartner People and Resources (Geog 139) Fall 2008 Environmental Justice Concerns the distribution of inputs and outputs, of benefits and burdens, among all people affected by environmental decisions and actions. •H e a l t h Costs and Benefits Opportunity and Opportunity Lost Aesthetics Environmental Justice The Disappearing Louisiana Coast One million acres of coastal wetlands have been lost. 34 mi2 of coastline and inland areas are lost annually.
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2 Environmental Justice The Disappearing Louisiana Coast Coastal Erosion Lock and Dam Canalization Water Pollution Traps Sediment Removes Sediment Changes Marsh Ecosystem Sea Level Rise Wave Action Environmental Justice The Disappearing Louisiana Coast Environmental Justice Components for the Disappearing Louisiana Coast POPULATION: 4.5 mil ion w/ 5.9% growth (1990-2000) AFFLUENCE - Army Corp spends ca $175 mil ion/year in maintenance -- $750 mil ion to 1 bil ion shipped annual y LIVESTOCK POLLUTION -Concentration of agricultural
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