Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Refining ExpertiseHow Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gwen Ottinger

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814762370

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 23 September 2021

From Deliberation to Dialogue

From Deliberation to Dialogue

(p.97) 4 From Deliberation to Dialogue
Refining Expertise

Gwen Ottinger

NYU Press

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's (CCNS) dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how community–industry dialogue served as a venue for experts not only to demonstrate their technical knowledge but also to express their commitment to environmental quality. It considers the visions of deliberation held by CCNS and their supporters and how they differ from those of petrochemical industry officials and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. It also discusses the negotiations in Norco as an exemplar of environmental justice activists' model for community-industry talks, along with the deliberative structures of Community Advisory Panels and Community–Industry Panels. Finally, it explores the ways that community–industry dialogues diverge from a structure that could enable nonscientists to challenge expert knowledge and ways of knowing.

Keywords:   expert knowledge, Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy, New Sarpy, Orion Refining, community–industry dialogue, experts, technical knowledge, environmental quality, deliberation, Community Advisory Panels

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.