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Environmental justice and environmental racism

This is a topic-guide for environmental justice and environmental racism. Inside it you will find brief introductions to the topic, helpful videos, suggested readings, and links to Iowa State University Library resources.

Famous cases

Oil drilling in Ogoniland

Oil was discovered in the Niger River delta of Nigeria in the 1950s. The area has since undergone decades of oil spills, natural gas flaring, and other sources of pollution, which have primarily impacted the ethnic minority Ogoni people.

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Erin Thomas
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Iowa State University
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