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Citizen Environmentalists
James Longhurst

Tufts University Press



Contents

• Preface: The Citizen Environmentalists
• List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
• POWER TO THE PUBLIC HEARING
The Importance of Citizenship to the Environmental Movement
Choosing Citizenship
• Citizen Standing
• The Language of Participatory Democracy
• Public Hearings and Dialectical Relationships
• The League of Women Voters and Public Hearings
• THE SMOKY CITY
Public Involvement in Controlling Air Pollution in Pittsburgh
Making the City Smoky
• Responding to Smoke and Pollution before 1969
• Regulatory Success without the Public
• Getting in the Door: gasp and Air Pollution Control after 1969
• Citizen Standing, gasp, and the Variance Board in 1970
• “I BELONG HERE!”
Citizen Environmentalism in Pittsburgh and the United States
The People and Organization of GASP
• Representative Membership and Social Capital
• Increases in Citizen Environmentalism across the Nation
• In Defense of nimby: On the Subject of Names
• MOTHERS OF URBAN SKIES
Environmental Education and the Rhetoric of Women’s Activism
Pittsburgh and the Women of GASP
• Flour Power and gasp’s Educational Mission
• The Language of Maternalism
• “WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD”
Implementation and the Rhetoric of Scientific Expertise at the Variance Board, 1970–1975
The Devil in the Details
• Actors on Stage
• The Gendered Language of Expertise and Professionalism
• Reaching the Limits of Local Control
• CITIZENS AND THE COURTS
United States Steel, Jones & Laughlin, and the Limits of Local Control
Pittsburgh’s Industrial Landscape
• The Clairton Saga
• The Language of Job Loss, U.S. Steel, and Jones & Laughlin
• CONCLUSION
The Significance of the Citizen Environmentalists for the Modern Environmental Movement, in Pittsburgh’s Experiment, and in GASP
Notes
• Bibliography
• Index
Illustrations follow page 111

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