Discussion Lead Group 1Week 2 – Environmental (in)Justice in the City
McCarthy et al. (2021)_________________________________
Main Goal:● Gather concentration data for harmful
air pollutants before highwayredevelopment project nearElyria-Swansea
○ Location in relation to highwayat time of measurement
○ Area wind patterns● Dependent:
○ Pollutant concentration■ Black Carbon (BC)■ Air toxics
Results:● BC concentrations at 180 m from
highway higher than background● No significant difference for air toxics● Smaller concentrations than previous
studies overallFuture Work:
● Follow-up study after redevelopmentOur Thoughts:
● Startling → normally, it’s hard toconceptualize the effects of autoemissions
Discussion Questions:● Part of the problem with fighting
pollution is the fact that people can’talways easily see the effects ofpolluting factors. How can thisproblem be addressed?
● How might race and class come intoplay with this issue?
Milbourn & Geurtin (2020)_________________________________
Main Goal:● Examine how brewers view their
impact on the environmentArgument:
● The brewing industry should beexamined under a Green Criminologyframework
Conclusion:● “Big beer” is likely to blame for most of
the pollution that occurs within theindustry
● Craft breweries still have negativeimpact on environment
○ Brewers somewhat aware ofthis
Limitations:● Location: Only focused on a relatively
small area for conducting interviews(mid-Atlantic and NE US)
● Gender: Only 3 females interviewedFuture Work:
● Address above limitationsOur Thoughts:
● While we believe there are peoplepassionate about the expansion ofbrewing tanks, it seems to be doingmore harm than good.
Discussion Questions:● Is the expansion of the brewing
industry ultimately worth it for theenvironment?
● How can the Coors Brewing Companymake improvements to benefit theenvironment?
● With the main limitations of locationand gender, which one do you feelcaused a bigger restriction? Why?