Notes on "Everyday Exposure"

-denial of environmental heath issues, blaming the sick
-box ticking ans cover up, red tape bureaucracy
-"sensing policy": embodied, place-based,relational, responsible
-government making decision without stories (Lindsay Borrows)
-living with emergency bercoems permanent feature of life there: mayor and police paints it as a communication during evacuation issue, regular siren testings, this way of life itself is not questioned but made justifiable; normalisation through risk management
-use of imagery: black and white to stress the smog, trees and ground and sky
-beautiful yet haunting, prison yet home, refuge and prison
-60% of pollution generated within five km: playground, community centre, etc.
-benzene, hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide
-getting used to the sirens
-post-apocalyptic environment interferes with local rituals, the spirits of the dead are trapped; they cant live, they cant die: they become Canada's skeletons in the closet, their burial ground even encircled by Suncor
-2005 Aamjiwnaang X Health Researchers community based participatory research: stark decline in male births: reproductive injustice (links with environmental and social jsutices and spatial jsutice with its embodiedness) "sensing body is a conduit for knowledge"
-2010 Ecojustice: charitable legal firm, case against ministry of environment
-"I felt as if my life was sacrificed" necropolitics
-Ministry approval for Suncor petrol and ethanol refinery to expand
-contemporary manifestation of colonial biopower in Canada
-POI standards, fences, ministry has the authority to permit going over
-Suncor 25% increase, 75% of their crude oil contains high levels of sulphur
-cumulative effects are still unregulated
-respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, skin diseases and fear, all blamed on "lifestyle choices", burned of proof is shifted onto them, while thier knowledge making capabilities are scrutinised at every turn, even the attempt at becoming agents of change instead of being victims is costly, double edged sword
-In the Aamjiwnaang reserve lives 850 Anishinabek people, Chippewas of Sarnia, their land slowly becoems company land through sales, surrenders, highway expansion, municipal annexations, plans to buy it outright, (minareyi çalan, kılıfı hazırlar)
-Canada has 3rd best air quality Sarnia has the worst in country (how is a green nation made? by pushing the waste onto the others) Suncor has different results, who is responsible for epistemic justice?
(Surrendering knowledge making capabilities to the free market cannot be forgiven)
-Industry funds their own pundits (remember the explanation of environmental research punditry in "Safe side of Fence")
-map at page 26
-research that shows link in air pollution and hospital admission in Chemical Valley
-Sarnia tourism guide: "a relaxed waterfornt life" spectacle


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