The Environmental Justice Paradigm
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This chapter outlines an environmental justice framework that is needed to address unequal protection and institutional discrimina­ tion. In the real world, environmental decision making operates at the juncture of science, technology, economics, politics, and ethics. Unequal environmental protection places communities of color at spe­ cial risk. The environmental justice framework exposes the ethical and political questions of "who gets what, why, and in what amounts" and unmasks the biases and shortcomings of the dominant decision-mak­ ing models.