Environmental Ethics

Volume 21, Issue 2, Summer 1999

Karen J. Warren
Pages 151-161

Environmental Justice
Some Ecofeminist Worries about a Distributive Model

I argue that the framing of environmental justice issues in terms of distribution is problematic. Using insights about the connections between institutions of human oppression and the domination of the natural environment, as well as insights into nondistributive justice, I argue for a nondistributive model to supplement, complement, and in some cases preempt the distributive model. I conclude with a discussion of eight features of such a nondistributive conception of justice.