Citizens for a Healthy Bay
Tristin Baxter, Hawe Beshir, and Gracie Allen
Date of Interview
This interviewee’s definition of environmental justice follows the classic, anthropocentric parameters of equal access to natural good and services, as well as equal consideration for remediation regardless of race of socioeconomic standing. She stresses the need to bridge language barriers, consider cultural differences among community members, and to communicate technical data in a way that is accessible to all individuals regardless of their educational and professional backgrounds. As an example of the relevance of cultural context, the interviewee describes the tensions that exist between crafting water quality policies and fishing standards, and the need for Native Americans to continue subsistence fishing. Lastly, she discusses the need to establish better networking opportunities for diverse ethnic groups, so that they have a broad information base.
Rose, Leslie Ann, "Leslie Ann Rose Interview" (2013). Puget Sound Environmental Justice Interviews. 11.