The environmental justice movement has rapidly gained momentum over the past few years. This movement challenges the decisions, often made by corporations, "of who gets what kind of environmental quality." Although this movement focuses primarily on the treatment of minority and disadvantaged communities, it is part of a larger effort to reform society's valuation of human health and the environment. In Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy, Lois Marie Gibbs challenges the current system which has enabled corporations to exert their influence and power to promote their own self-interest at the expense of human lives and the environment.
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