Jesse P. Van Gerven critically analyzes the movement for a carbon-free and nuclear-free energy future in the U.S. using an environmental justice framework. Van Gerven explores how different social and environmental justice discourses are constructed through the claims of social movement organizations. This study shows how ideas of distribution, recognition, and representation structure the arguments made by anti-nuclear groups against the production of nuclear power. Through this analysis the author identifies general principals of energy justice. These principles can guide future energy policy and energy system development to ensure social and environmental justice.