Environmental Justice Publications

Screening for Justice: Proactive Spatial Approaches to Environmental Disparities

By Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Jim Sadd

Whether it’s proximity to mobile and stationary emission sources, poor ambient air quality, or the relationship between air toxics and student demographics at the school site, researchers studying issues of environmental justice in California have generally found consistent evidence of significant disparities in exposure by racial and socioeconomic factors (including indicators like income, rates of home ownership, and linguistic isolation), even after controlling for land use and other explanatory factors.

This article appears in the August 2013 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org). To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at 1-412-232-3444.

Equity Issue Brief: Advancing Environmental Justice Through Sustainable Planning

Prepared by: 

Manuel Pastor, Madeline Wander, Mirabai Auer
December 2012

Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

By:
Ellen Kersten, UC Berkeley
Rachel Morello-Frosch, UC Berkeley
Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
Marlene Ramos, Columbia University

October 2012 

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Cooling the Planet, Clearing the Air: Should climate policies give extra credit for maximizing short-term health benefits?

by James Boyce and Manuel Pastor

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Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: Implications for developing "win-win" compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies

Environmental Health Perspectives 
By Laura Perez, Fred Lurmann, John Wilson, Manuel Pastor, Sylvia J. Brandt, Nino Künzli, and Rob McConnell
September 2012 

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PERE and Affiliate Researchers release new article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

“Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability through an Environmental Justice Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California”

By James L. Sadd, Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Justin Scoggins, and Bill Jesdale

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Hidden Hazards: A Call to Action for Healthy, Livable Communities

Minding The Climate Gap: What's at Stake if California's Climate Law isn't Done Right and Right Away

By Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, James Sadd, and Justin Scoggins
April 2010

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The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

By Rachel Morello Frosch, Manuel Pastor, Jim Sadd, and Seth Shonkoff 
May 2009

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Justice in the Air: Tracking Toxic Pollution from America's Industries and Companies to Our States, Cities, and Neighborhoods

By:
Michael Ash, James K. Boyce, Grace Chang, Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, and Jennifer Tran

[Ash, Boyce, and Chang are from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Pastor, Scoggins, and Tran are from the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California]

April 2009

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Cumulative Impacts in East Oakland: Findings from a Community-Based Mapping Study

By Communities for a Better Environment
September 2008

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