Choose an issue in environmental justice that you think is contentious but about

Choose an issue in environmental justice that you think is contentious but about which you have strong feelings. It could be something like risk assessment, brownfields redevelopment, the relationship between environmental justice and sustainability, the role of experts or the debate about gentrification and environmental justice. Using class readings and other resources, write a 5-page opinion paper in support of your position. You should source at least 5 other readings in addition to required class readings. Note, these readings do not have to be peer- reviewed scholarly articles. Magazine articles and “grey” literature pieces (by think tanks, advocacy groups, and others) are acceptable.
Another acceptable option for this assignment is to write a book review on a book that is related to environmental justice. Your book review should also be 5-pages double-spaced. In your review, you should:
Describe the book’s major themes and arguments
Critically appraise the book’s methods and conclusions
Discuss how the book’s themes relate to the themes in the course readings and discussions
Your recommendations to other EJ students on what they can/should learn from this book

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