They began to enter the territory of the aboriginal people removing them of their land and limiting them of their resources and food... ... middle of paper ... ... 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. . Mehta, Diana. "Aboriginal Canadians Face Racism, Stereotyping in Urban Health Care: Report."
An issue arose in Eastern Canada between 1865 and 1903 in which Peter Gillis focused on the views of certain environmentalists, lumbermen and the government as well as the public’s opinions on the matter throughout the years. Gillis stressed the damage caused by dumping sawdust into rivers and lakes regularly – mainly the Ottawa River. Water-powered sawmills, which were designed to allow waste to drop through the floorboards into the water, caused blocked navigation ways, posed as a health hazard, and threatened wildlife. (84) The controversial issue that Gillis presented was based around the lumbermen’s sole interest in business to maximize profits clashing with environmental concerns of the conservationists. The government had to implement a strategy that would appeal to both sides which would become an important victory for the early environmentalists.
Communities of color throughout the United States have become the dumping grounds for our nation’s waste disposal, as well as home to agricultural and/or manufacturing industries that pollute the land. Government regulations and cultural practices have all contributed to environmental racism. The government’s policies have also negatively impacted low income groups as well as people of color. Environmental justice is dependent on rethinking our environmental policies, and ethical environmental practices. There are many political and public health issues in which environmental racism is a contributing factor.
This makes them extremely dan... ... middle of paper ... ...t, but also the economy of Michigan and other states around the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of engineers has been researching possible solutions to the problem but if the government does not act fast, then 5 percent of the global market will be destroyed and a huge environment will be invaded. Life would be very different in states surrounding the Great Lakes if this terrible threat is not avoided. Works Cited: www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-to-Wildlife/invasive-Species/Asian-Carp.aspx http://www.ibtimes.com/ending-asian-carp-threat-great-lakes-will-take-25-years-more-18b-yet-recommended-strategies-might http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/how-to-stop-the-carp-invasion www.healthywatersolutions.org/content/asian-carp-facts http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/invasive_species/asian_carp.html
It is for reasons like these we must have such tough laws, as in the Endangered Species Act. The fact of the matter is that a problem still exists today. Many policy-makers and forest industry representatives argue that the current forest and wildlife conditions constitute a "forest health crisis"(Peters, Frost, & Pace, 1999). The current crisis results from companies who tear down forests for their own profit. By doing this not only is the forest itself being destroyed, but the wildlife within it.
This is a pattern that stretches deep into U.S. history, and we’re watching it play out right now with the water crisis currently raging in Flint, Michigan.” Environmental racism is a form of structural racism that purposefully harms communities of color, Flint Michigan is a devastating example. In 2014 Flint’s water supply was changed from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, this decision is made by a government official. The official ignored the fact that, the Flint River is contaminated by industrial waste, making the water undrinkable. The industrial waste was improperly disposed of into the river by G.M and Buick City. In 2014 residents had symptoms of skin rashes, hair loss, mood changes, as a result of brown tap water.
1 Dec. 2013. Brzozowski, Jodi-Anne, Andrea Taylor-Butts, and Sara Johnson. Victimization and offending among the Aboriginal population in Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 2006. Book.
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The issues are two-fold: in the past there have been large dams built on Native territory, as they are concerned with the impacts on fish and wildlife, and the fact that it destroys rivers and jobs. Secondly, the impact the government has had on the sovereignty of Aboriginals and how development projects have generated conflict. Across Canada, there have been several development plans for new dams, some of which have already started construction. As Aboriginals have dealt with them in the past, they refuse them being built in their territories as they did not give permission and it destroys their valuable resources. These large economic developments, involving the extraction of raw materials, has significantly weakened the Aboriginals rights to land and livelihood.