Shifting Meanings of Health Impact Assessment in Pacific Northwest coal Export Proposals

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ExtrACTION: Impacts, engagements and alternative futures

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Environmental justice


This timely volume examines resistance to natural resource extraction from a critical ethnographic perspective. Using a range of case studies from North, Central and South America, Australia, and Central Asia, the contributors explore how and why resistance movements seek to change extraction policies, evaluating their similarities, differences, successes and failures. A range of ongoing debates concerning environmental justice, risk and disaster, sacrifice zones, and the economic cycles of boom and bust are considered, and the roles of governments, free markets and civil society groups re-examined.


Book Chapter, published in: ExtrACTION : impacts, engagements, and alternative futures, 2017.

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