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Mock Public Comments on the Draft EIS for West Virginia's King Coal Highway part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
After learning about the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the development of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), students will review relevant sections of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the King Coal Highway project in Mingo County, West Virginia. The EIS includes analysis of socioeconomic and environmental justice impacts of the proposed project. Students will prepare comments from the point of view of an assigned group or organization, including town counsels, public health organizations, environmental advocacy groups, coal industry associations, and minority advocacy organizations.
Environmental Regulation and Enforcement part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Courses
This is course primarily for science majors that will introduce them to the landscape of environmental regulation and enforcement in the U.S. The course will combine lecture with class discussion and in-class presentation exercises. Students will submit short written assignments throughout the semester and will prepare a final project evaluating the history, context and outcome of a specific environmental enforcement action.
Environmental Justice as a Pre-(Environmental)Professional Prerequisite part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Lauren Waterworth, , Appalachian State University Introduction: I teach in the Geology department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I am also a practicing attorney in the field of ...