Michigan: A State of Environmental
Bunyan Bryant and Elaine Hockman
This book demonstrates that race determines where one lives in the state
of Michigan. The chances are far greater that an African American person
will live in closer in proximity to landfills, incinerators, toxic release
inventory sites, and places of environmental harm than a white counterpart.
The book shows that government and corporate response to the cleanup of
hazardous waste sites has been inadequate. The Governor
of the State of Michigan and the Director of the Department of Environmental
Quality have posited that environmental regulations are a disincentive
to investment and jobs. However, Bryant and Hockman take the opposite
approach. Environmental regulations not only protect the health of workers,
but they stimulate new environmental protection industries and a net increase
in jobs. This book is essential reading for environmental justice activists,
policymakers, corporate executives, and scholars.
Bryant, B. 2004. Environmental Justice and the Quality of Life. In Mishra, R., et al (Eds.) Modernizing the Korean Welfare State. New Jersey : Transaction Publishers
Bryant, B. and Hockman, E. 2005. Environmental Justice: Success of Failure. Chapter in book edited by David Pellow. MIT Press.
Bryant, B. and L. Callewaert. 2003. Why Is Understanding Urban Ecosystems Important to Environmental Justice? In Berkowitz, A.R., Nilon, C.H., and Hollweg, K.S. (Eds.)Understanding Urban Ecosystems. New York : Springer.
Bryant, B. 2003. History and Issues of the Environmental Justice Movement. In Visgilio, G. and Whitelaw, D. (Eds.) Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice. Lanham , MD : Rowman & Littlefield.