The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” The concerns that arise in this complex environmental context extend beyond the scope of traditional legal research resources to include historical, social, scientific, and governmental documents that reside in unique archival collections.
Through the conversation that follows, senior archivist William LeFevre of the Walter P. Reuther Library shares his experience and insights on how archival resources can provide essential support for legal researchers seeking to discover the foundations, background, and motivation underlying environmental justice concerns.
Environmental Law | Legal Writing and Research | Library and Information Science
Thomas, V. C. & LeFevre, W. W. (2014). Researching Environmental Justice: A Conversation. Michigan Bar Journal 93(9), 56-58. http://www.michbar.org/journal/pdf/pdf4article2430.pdf