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Why do government agencies allow environmental inequalities to persist? – Jill Lindsey Harrison
In this presentation, Jill Lindsey Harrison will present key findings from her book, "From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies," which lifts the veil on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental regulatory agencies to offer new insights into why they fail to reduce harmful toxics and other hazards in our nation’s most environmentally overburdened and vulnerable communities. Harrison’s research examines the disappointing pace of environmental regulatory agencies’ environmental justice (EJ) programs and policies as a case through which to understand why, despite reducing air and water pollution for the nation overall, government has not protected the communities who suffer the most.

Jill Lindsey Harrison is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on environmental justice, environmental politics, and immigration politics, with a regional emphasis on the United States.

The Sustainable Futures speaker series stimulates interdisciplinary collaboration around issues related to energy, the environment, and society. These lectures are sponsored by the Schatz Energy Research Center, the Environment & Community graduate program, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Humboldt State. All events are free and open to the public, and live captioning is provided for all talks. To request additional support, please contact schatzenergy@humboldt.edu or call 707-826-4345. Visit http://schatzcenter.org/speakers for the full season lineup!

Jan 27, 2022 05:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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