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Fighting Against Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines how the optimism of conservationists led them to underestimate the challenges their movement faced. Allocating more control to the federal government in the name of ... More


Reluctant Activists

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the phenomena of the reluctant activist. These are residents of an environmental sacrifice zone who became activists after coming to a realization that their health and ... More


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