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State of the World 2003. W. Norton. Gedicks, Al. 1988. ” Wisconsin Sociologist 25 (2–3): 88–103. Gibbs, Lois Marie. 1995. Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen’s Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy. Boston: South End Press. 1982. Love Canal: My Story. Albany: State University of New York Press. , Jack E. Barbash, Charles G. Grawford, Dixie A. Hamilton, Jeffrey D. Martin, Naomi Nakagaki, Lisa Howell, Jonathan C. Scott, Paul E. Stackelberg, Gail P. Thelin, and David M. Wolock. 2006. S.

Synthetic fibers, detergents, pesticides, and plastics are all products of the petrochemical industry, as are most toxic wastes. Today there are around 70,000 chemical preparations in use. 13 The ecological impact of petrochemical production can be better understood if we take into account the way in which this industry has positioned itself in relation to both agriculture and manufacturing. On the one hand, the petrochemical industry markets agricultural chemicals. On the other hand, it produces the synthetic products that compete with farm output.

231. 27. Chandler Morse, “Environment, Economics and Socialism,” Monthly Review 30, no. 11 (April 1979): 12; Commoner, Making Peace, pp. 82–83; and The Poverty of Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976), p. 194. 28. Ford and DeLorean quoted in Commoner, Making Peace, pp. 80–81. 29. Robert Heilbroner, An Inquiry into the Human Prospect (New York: W. W. Norton, 1980), p. 100. R 2 Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia An Environmental Sacrifice Zone Julia Fox In the next piece, Julia Fox explores how the technologies that have made mountaintop removal possible are not only decimating the environment in West Virginia but also costing the residents jobs, as workers are being replaced by machines.

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