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Author Verchick, Robert R. M
Title Facing catastrophe : environmental action for a post-Katrina world / Robert R.M. Verchick
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  GE180 .V47 2010    AVAILABLE    30650020035420
 Ethnology Library  GE180 .V47 2012    AVAILABLE    30520020775624
Descript x, 322 p. ; 24 cm
Note Lib. has: first Harvard University Press pbk. ed.,2012. ET
Includes bibliographical references and index
The author argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go green, be fair, and keep safe. He argues that government must assume a stronger regulatory role in managing natural infrastructure, distributional fairness, and public risk.--[book cover]
Natural infrastructure -- Our incredible shrinking infrastructure -- System failures and fairness deficits -- Tending our gardens -- Backwater blues -- Disaster justice -- Winds of change -- Precaution and social welfare -- Mapping Katrina -- Planning our futures
Subject Environmental policy -- United States
Environmental protection
Emergency management
Disasters -- Risk assessment
Disasters -- prevention & control
Environmental Monitoring -- methods
Disaster Planning -- methods
Environmental Health
Public Policy
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