Tyranny of the Majority and Rural Environmental Injustice

Why is it that rural people bear much of the toxins, hazards, and risks of modern day society? This article introduces a special issue on the topic of rural as a dimension of environmental injustice. With my co-author Kate MacTavish, we argue that the majority orientation of the government, where the most people or the most money rules, leaves rural people especially vulnerable. Please visit the link the learn more, and check out the supporting papers including perspectives from epidemiology, public health, sociology, anthropology, and the law.