Port of Tacoma
Date of Interview
This interviewee presents environmental justice as the fair distribution of environmental benefits. To ensure this, he believes it is important for communities to engage in restoration projects that can remediate environmental contamination and pollution. For examples, he cites several projects the Port of Tacoma is managing around the Commencement Bay area. According to the interviewee, these projects will turn degraded spaces into healthy habitats capable of supporting vibrant social and economic activities. The interviewee stresses that mitigation is an important part of industrial growth, for it ensures that adequate habitat is left intact for wildlife and human enjoyment. His approach to environmental justice focuses on both anthropocentric and environmental stewardship concerns, stressing that consideration for one reinforces the other.
Jordan, Jason, "Jason Jordan Interview" (2013). Puget Sound Environmental Justice Interviews. 17.