ESRI Conservation Program Resources:

Enviro. Justice & Law Page 3

Jump To Page: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)

Environmental Justice Information Page .(email "This site has been developed as a project for the School of Natural Resources and Environment class "Ecological Issues" at the University of Michigan. The purpose is to supply information to students and the general public about Environmental Justice and about some of the current topics. This site has been put together by Julie Rajzer, Amelia Vanvoorthuysen, James Hefferan, Shanna Singh, and Jaime Feder."

Ecology Law Quarterly Ca . (University of California Press Journals, 2120 Berkeley Way #5812, Berkeley, CA 94720-5812 tel:(510) 642-0457 FAX:510-642-9917) "One of the most respected and widely-read journals on environmental law and policy, Ecology Law Quarterly provides fresh insights and analysis from leading authors on critical environmental affairs. Synthesizing legal and technical matters, ELQ's articles are cited frequently in court opinions, by legal institutions, and by attorneys.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW), Or . (Secretariat: 1877 Garden Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403, USA Phone: +1 541 687-8454 Fax: +1 541 687-0535 e-mail: "Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW) is an international network of public interest attorneys, scientists, and other advocates sharing expertise and legal and scientific information across borders in defense of the environment. see especially their: Environmental Law Around the World, page of hundreds of searchable links. also Elaw Update: searchable online newsletter ."

The Environmental Law Institute, Dc (ELI, 1616 P St., NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 tel:(202) 939-3800 "ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad for more than a quarter century. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized, independent research and education center. This site contains information about the Institute and its resources and programs. "

Environmental Working Group, Dc (1718 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20009 tel:(202) 667-6982 fax:(202) 232-2592 is a nonprofit environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. EWG's goal is to provide the public with new, locally relevant information on environmental issues in their own states, home towns and neighborhoods. EWG specializes in developing and analyzing large, computerized databases of environmental and economic information...Where You Live. is a national geographically based linker to environmental action resources down to the county level." . Above the Law: "A first-ever analysis of newly available government records shows that over a third of large industrial corporations have violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the nation's cornerstone air pollution law, in the past two years." CLEAR, Environmental Working Group's Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research," tracks the industry-supported backlash against the environmental movement."

Essential Information, Wash DC e93 . (PO Box 19405 Washington, DC 20036 USA 202-387-8030 email:mailto:EI@Essential.ORG) "Essential Information uses GIS as a tool for advocacy purposes. We use GIS to analyze a variety of databases highlighting patterns of discrimination. We believe that consumer and advocacy groups need to utilize technological tools to advance their purpose. ...Essential Information uses GIS as a tool for advocacy purposes. We use GIS to analyze a variety of databases highlighting patterns of discrimination. We believe that consumer and advocacy groups need to utilize technological tools to advance their purpose. Our GIS project is one component of this effort. This project would not be possible without the help of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), a leading GIS software maker. ESRI has been instrumental in encouraging the non-profit community to embrace this very useful technology. For a sample of our maps, click on one of the following: Banking/Fair Lending, Crime, Demographics, Congressional Districts , Environment.."see also The Center for Study of Responsive Law .

European Environmental Law, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands . (contact: Wybe Th. Douma E-mail: - Fax Number: +31-70-3420359 - Phone Number: +31-70-3420368 Mail: T.M.C. Asser Institute, P.O. Box 30461, 2500 GL Den Haag, The Netherlands ) "The site contains full text documents (cases and legislation) on European Community Environmental Law."

Food First; Institute for Food & Development Policy, Oakland CA cm97 . (Food First, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618 USA Tel: 510-654-4400 or 800-274-7826, Fax: 510-654-4551 Email: GIS contact: Martin Bourque) "Food First empowers citizens to address the root causes of hunger, poverty and environmental decline. Our research and educational materials reveal how anti-democratic institutions and belief systems promote hunger and environmental deterioration." Don't miss: Africa: "The alternatives exist to produce ample food without poisons; agroecology is the science that shows us the way. Food First and Board Member Miguel Altieri of the University of California at Berkeley co-sponsored a two-week international agroecology course in June 1997, attended by 39 practitioners from 11 countries, who gave it excellent reviews." Don't miss Pesticide Watch Program .

Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, Ga, c98 . (264 North Jackson Street, Athens, Georgia 30601 U.S.A. tel:706 546 9008 fax:706 546 6481 ) "The GCLPI for Law in the Public Interest (GCLPI) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) public interest law center organized in 1992 for the purpose of advancing the public interest, including providing representation for members of the public on issues of common concern.... Led by the GCLPI, a coalition of national and Georgia environmental organizations and the United States Environmental Protection Agency settled a lawsuit filed by the environmental groups to force EPA to clean up Georgia's most heavily polluted waters. "

Greenpeace Alaska (see under Alaska Conservation Foundation, ECP Envir. Justice)

Indiana University School of Law Virtual Library Links : Environmental Law .(211 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405, tel(812) 855-4765 . contact Juliet Casper Smith email: "The World Wide Web Virtual Library is a project developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (aka W3). Information in the Virtual Libraries is categorized by subject. "

The Journal of Environmental Law, Contents and Abstracts of Current Issues, UK: (c/o Journals Production, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, United Kingdom. email: . "presents major articles, a Case Law section covering a selection of recent cases, and annual European Case Law section, plus major book review and material sections.

Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Florida State University College of Law : (Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, FSU College of Law, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4027 tel:(850) 644-4240 editor: Recent downloadable articles include: Owning the Land: Four Contemporary Narratives . Coastal Protection of Sea Turtles in Florida . Recent Developments in Land Use and Environmental Law .

Legal Information Institute, Ny (Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; fax:607-255-7193 Director tel:607-255-4619 General tel:607-255-1221 or )" LII is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School, founded in 1992 by co-directors Thomas R. Bruce and Peter W. Martin. see the Property, Natural Resources, the Environment Legal Materials Section .

Marine Law Institute, University of Maine School of Law, Me .(University of Maine School of Law 246 Deering Avenue Portland, Maine 04102 (207) 780-4474 FAX (207) 780-4913 E-mail ) "The Marine Law Institute is a center for law and policy studies on marine resources and publishes the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal. "

Metropolitan Area Council of Black Churches, Il c99 (10105 S. Wallace, Chicago, IL 60628 . or. 10056 South Parnell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 tel:(773) 298-1760 fax:(773) 298-1762 GIS Contact: Johnny White ) "Our project focuses primarily upon the mapping and remediation of approximately 45 abandoned gasoline station properties in the 21 predominantly African American Wards encompassing our southeastern Chicago community. The U.S. EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks is working with the EPA's Brownfields Initiative to maintain an information database on abandoned gasoline stations (see Supplementary Materials 2). We will use EPA data and U.S. Census data, along with site street addresses obtained through our on-going meetings with various oil companies, in order to develop a GIS mapping strategy to be used as the basis for our community-level brownfields redevelopment mission. We are also in the process of establishing a strategy for using U.S. Census data to spatially analyze the socioeconomic impacts upon our neighborhoods posed by these many defunct properties."

Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, Minneapolis MN c96 .(Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, 2414 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 . Phone: 612-627-4035 Fax: 612-627-4050 Email: "MPIRG is a nonprofit organization founded, funded and directed by college and university students from throughout Minnesota. It is also a leading advocacy group on issues of the environment, consumers and social and economic rights. "

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, Berea KY e92 . ( 433 Chestnut St. Berea, KY 40403 . Phone/TDD 606-986-2373 FAX 606-986-1299 E-mail GIS Contact: Shepard Mcaninch, E-mail "MACED provides opportunities and resources to help citizens build healthy, sustainable, equitable, democratic and prosperous communities in Kentucky and Central Appalachia." One of the projects of their GIS program is "An Examination of Coal Resources and Revenues for Letcher County, KY ", with a detailed Online Map of Coal Ownership : "Coal taxes are an important source of revenue for state and local government and schools in Kentucky. This nonrenewable resource will provide jobs and revenue for a limited period of time. Kentucky has an opportunity to direct these severance and unmined coal taxes for investment in the future. What amount of money will each community have? How can they invest it wisely? This report looks at Letcher County but the issues could impact all of Kentucky’s coal counties. " see also: Central Appalachian Sustainable Forestry Project "Purpose: To work with people in Central Appalachia to manage forest resources so the environment, the economy, and the communities are enhanced and protected over the long term." includes research into Land Trusts, and Appalachian Region Standards for a Certified Forest . (affiliated with Democracy Resource Center )

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996


ESRI Conservation Program Home

|   Software - Data - Books - Consulting - GIS Store    |    News - Events - Careers - About ESRI   |
|   Support - GIS Education & Training - GIS for Your Specialty - Partner Solutions - Library   |

Copyright © Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Send your comments to:
ESRI Web Site Privacy Policy
July 19, 2000