Research Mentor(s)

Abel, Troy

Description

Forwarding research analyzing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grant (EJSG) program. According to the EPA, Environmental Justice is built around “the meaningful involvement of all people… with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies (EPA, 2014)”. The former research of Abel and Stephan analyzed grants years 1996-2002 and Sarver’s 2003-2011 analysis. Their analysis confirmed EPA’s EJSG program capacities have been granting civic capacity the least, which contradicts the EPA’s mission to EJSG program. This forwarding research hypothesizes is that EJSG’s will track the previous research’s trends given the historical data. In querying the 217 EPA EJSG grants 2012-2019, it was quantified that the program capacities were 39% informational, 30% organizational, 19% technical and 12% civic, thus trending the historical data. In addition to the forwarding research, new findings emerged that also included critically analyzing indigenous groups. Indigenous groups were quantified as receiving limited awards at <~9% of the total grantees during the analyzed years.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

Environmental Studies

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

Environmental justice, Environmental Policy, EPA, small grants, indigenous environmental justice

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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EPA’s Meaningful Involvement in EJ: Mission Accomplished?

Forwarding research analyzing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grant (EJSG) program. According to the EPA, Environmental Justice is built around “the meaningful involvement of all people… with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies (EPA, 2014)”. The former research of Abel and Stephan analyzed grants years 1996-2002 and Sarver’s 2003-2011 analysis. Their analysis confirmed EPA’s EJSG program capacities have been granting civic capacity the least, which contradicts the EPA’s mission to EJSG program. This forwarding research hypothesizes is that EJSG’s will track the previous research’s trends given the historical data. In querying the 217 EPA EJSG grants 2012-2019, it was quantified that the program capacities were 39% informational, 30% organizational, 19% technical and 12% civic, thus trending the historical data. In addition to the forwarding research, new findings emerged that also included critically analyzing indigenous groups. Indigenous groups were quantified as receiving limited awards at <~9% of the total grantees during the analyzed years.

 

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