Procedural Justice is dealing with the meaningful and equal inclusion of people in political decision making processes. In the discourse on environmental justice procedural justice is seen as a prerequisite for distributional justice (Maguire & Lind, 2003). In principal all citizens have the equal right to engage in decision making processes. Such an engagement is one option for people to cope with their local environmental burden. For example those who are exposed to transport related emissions (noise, air pollution) could form a pressure group, take part in local transport planning processes or sue. But why don’t they do so? Is this a matter of social disadvantage or of peoples’ attitude only?To follow this questions a theoretical framework called MOVE (Model on Households’ Vulnerability towards their local Environment) has been developed (Köckler, in print). MOVE explains the interplay of environmental quality and coping capacity of people living in the respective environment that leads to their coping-behavior. Getting involved with environmental decision making processes is one option for a household to cope. As MOVE is integrating the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991) and the Conservation of Resource Theory the factors of coping capacity go beyond common variables like income and education.Furthermore factors like fluency and communal mastery are considered (Hobfoll, Jackson, Hobfoll, Pierce, & Young, 2002). These resources determine the actual behavioral control, which is part of the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen & Gilbert Cote, 2008). With regard to environmental procedural justice it is presumed that unequal access of resources determines peoples coping behavior. Based on MOVE a telephone survey was carried out in winter 2010/2011 reaching about 300 households. The quota survey aimed at reaching households in polluted or less polluted neighborhoods equally. Therefore the Ruhr Area, an old industrial region in western Germany, with high social and environmental gradients was selected as research area. With regard to socially disadvantaged groups the survey aimed at including Turkish migrants in polluted and less polluted neighborhoods. Regarding environmental quality there is a focus on noise (Lden) and air pollution (PM10; NO2). First results of regression analysis show that for people in heavily polluted areas different resources predict their behavioral control compared to those in less polluted areas. Furthermore people who live in heavily polluted areas have fewer resources available with regard to all the resources that produced significant results in the regression analysis.