Environmental justice is an important concept of contemporary environmental movement and environmental political theory. By the name and contents, environmental justice comes from the mainstream justice theory led by Rawls since 1970s, with the theme of distributing justice as the core issue, focused on the equitable distribution of environmental resources and environmental hazards, and with reference to issues from the local street level through to the global scale, the current generation to the future generation, human to nonhuman subjects, is the most important development of contemporary
environmental theories and practices. However, since the 1990s, Western political philosophy developed theories of pluralism, and many scholars questioned that the distributive aspects only about the subject of the equitable distribution of resources and goods, but without sufficient answers to the reason for the distribution of injustice, which limits the understanding of the concept of justice. Therefore, following a pluralist approach, some were opposed to a singular, overarching model of the distributive justice, and developed the
multiple and multifaceted notions of justice such as recognition and participation. In recent years, environmental justice has begun to introduce a pluralistic model of justice, avoiding the uniformity on the distribution of
environmental affairs, but with multiple implications of justice to extensively review the causes and solutions of environmental injustice. What kind of theories is delivered by the transformed environmental justice? What kind of conceptual resources is provided by the ideas of distribution, recognition and participation? Can the multiple environmental justice show a stronger and more comprehensive interpretation and practical motivation? It is worth to be researched further.