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Resource Extraction Leaves Something Behind: Environmental Justice and Mining


White, R, Resource Extraction Leaves Something Behind: Environmental Justice and Mining, International Journal of Crime and Justice, 2, (1) pp. 50-64. ISSN 2201-2966 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Environmental justice is concerned with the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities in regards to toxic environments. Within this framework, it has long been noted that oil, timber and minerals are extracted in ways that can devastate local ecosystems and destroy traditional cultures and livelihoods. Resource extraction is thus not socially and environmentally neutral but has a number of potential ramifications directly related to ecological wellbeing and human health. The aim of this paper is to explore the social injuries associated with the mining industry, especially as this pertains to vulnerable population groups. As the title indicates, a key concern is what resource extraction leaves behind and how this impacts upon local areas now and into the future.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:84313
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-05-06
Last Modified:2014-04-03
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