Environmental issues are front-page news - from storage of nuclear waste (not in my backyard!) to our dependence on imported oil. Individuals, communities and industries with differing interests confront these isuues on a daily basis and often vie for public support. The first section describes the causes of environmental degradation, develops principles of environmental justice and demonstrates how to approach decision-making. Nine cases and commentaries, based on actual situations, then explore the issues and provide resources - both moral and theological - to help readers evaluate possible outcomes. Each case / commentary includes suggested readings and relevant web sites for further research.
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)