Good Neighbor Agreements: A Tool for Environmental and Social Justice
The “Good Neighbor Agreements” pioneered and documented in this issue by Sanford Lewis with Diane Henkels are one of the most interesting approaches to environmental justice. Working with, as opposed to against, potential polluters at a local level must surely be better than constant conflict between environmentalists and industry. Yet the strategy evolved in a rich nation where local communities have at their disposal well-resourced local administrators and educated individuals, able and willing to embark on the often frustrating journey toward better preventive policy. Could this approach be developed in the poorer nations?
business and community, business and environment, California, contracts, corporate responsibility, environmental justice movement, mineral resources, oil industry
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 23, No. 4 (1996): 134-151