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Title: Three Voices Papers for This Special Issue of New Solutions-Environmental Justice in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region.

Authors: Sullivan, John

Published In New Solut, (2018 11)

Abstract: The U.S. states along the northern shores of the Gulf of Mexico have often been described as America's Energy Colony. This region is festooned with polluting industries, storage and waste disposal sites for toxic products, and a history of generally lax approaches to environmental public health and enforcement of regulations. This issue of New Solutions includes three interviews of groups and individuals who work for environmental justice in the Gulf Coast region. The interviewees provide key insights into the diverse cultural texture and social fabric of the Gulf. Their range of gulf locales and population groups embody different styles of engagement and different relationships to organizing, disseminating health and environmental risk information, and advocating for social and environmental justice. Three additional interviews will appear in the next issue of New Solutions.

PubMed ID: 30139295 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Community-Based Participatory Research; Cultural Characteristics; Disasters; Environmental Health/standards*; Gulf of Mexico; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Petroleum Pollution/adverse effects*; Public Health/standards*; Risk Factors; United States

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