environmental impact assessment law Articles

  • Case Note: Access to Justice under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law

    INTRODUCTION Ireland was recently found not to have fully implemented Directive 85/337 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) and Directive 2003/35 (the Arhus Convention Directive). As the name implies, this second directive arises from the Arhus Convention itself, which was negotiated under the auspices of ...


  • An evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Turkey

    In Turkey, as a developing country, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a critical key for environmental protection. EIA is not regulated in Turkey by means of law, but through a decree put into force on the basis of the relevant provision of the Environmental Law. The EIA Regulation that is currently in effect was rearranged to eliminate operational problems and ensure harmony with European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: Failure to Adequately Transpose The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 85/337/Eec Into National Law In Ireland

    Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental impact statement, planning permission, development consent, pollution licensing, demolition works, 'project' INTRODUCTION In Case C-50/09 Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation did not adequately transpose Directive 85/337/EEC,1 as amended by Directive ...


  • Impacts of environmental laws on land development and developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The fast paced land and housing development projects in Dhaka City since 1980s had generated irregularities in developers' real estate projects and policy deviations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP). This paper explores the causes of the irregularities and reasons that trapped many buyers in the developers' unauthorised housing projects and violation of some regulations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Mapping the Interface between Agriculture, Development and the Natural Environment?

    Abstract: Maintaining a balance between promoting agriculture and food production, and controlling or minimising its environmental impacts, has always been problematic. Since 1947, changes in agricultural land use have largely remained outside the scope of the planning system, whatever their negative environmental implications. The assumption that agricultural development should remain beyond ...


  • Differential impacts of smoke-free laws on indoor air quality

    The authors assessed the impacts of two different smoke-free laws on indoor air quality. They compared the indoor air quality of 10 hospitality venues in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, before and after the smoke-free laws went into effect. Real-time measurements of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 µm or smaller (PM2.5) were made. One Lexington establishment was excluded ...

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 12 (2010)

    Armeni, Chiara, The Copenhagen Accord and Beyond 132 Cardwell, Michael Public Participation in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Matter of Substance or Form? 12 Public Rights of Way and Level Playing Fields 291 Cook, Kate, The Right to Food and the Environment 1 Coyle, Sean, review of Property Rights and Natural Resources by ...


  • Regulatory impact assessment and its evolution in Greece and Cyprus

    During the recent years an increasing demand emerged to improve the existing law systems through procedures that support the standards of better regulation. Such processes are the regulatory impact assessment (RIA) systems through which researchers, administrators and decision/policy makers can assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of any given legislation. Every country ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legislation Note: Implementation of the Århus Convention through Community environmental law

    This brief commentary aims to provide an overview of European Community (EC) legislative measures designed to give effect to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Århus Convention).1 The Convention, which dates from 1998, is a ground-breaking instrument designed to advance information and participation ...


  • Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

    The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear energy and the modern understanding of the environment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 14 Issue 2 2012

    Contents 93  Opinion Sustaining a Living Wales Nerys Llewelyn Jones Articles 98   Interpreting the Contaminated Land Regime: Should the 'Polluter' Pay? - Emma Lees 111 Sustainable Development Law on Environmental Migration: The Story of an Obelisk, a Bag of Marbles, and a Tapestry - ...


  • Book Reviews: Blackstone`s Statutes on Environmental Law (5th EDN)

    The burgeoning field of environmental law is undoubtedly gaining local and international recognition and consequently featuring more prominently as an academic option for students of law. The latest edition of Blackstone's Statutes on Environmental Law is a collection of environmental statutes and statutory instruments, which is pitched, not surprisingly, at students of environmental law. To this ...


  • Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

    Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental concerns as part of a global sustainability ...


    By SGS

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Potential environmental impacts as influenced by existing policies in Al-Salt city, Jordan

    Since the major pollutants in Al-Salt city is associated with solid waste, the study focuses on evaluating the management and the existing regulations and laws associated with municipal solid waste in addition to assessing the role that the local community plays along with the governmental agencies to execute the environmental regulation in Al-Salt city, Jordan. Al-Salt city has typical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Complying with and enforcing of environmental law: a critical appraisal of the mechanisms used at the international and the European level

    Despite the vast number of environmental agreements and laws coming into force their impact are not the anticipated ones, as clearly seen from the degradation of the natural environment. This is largely due to ineffective enforcement of and compliance with the environmental obligations encompassed by all these laws and treaties. Thus, enforcement and compliance mechanisms are of paramount ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book review: Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulations in Cities and Other Localities

    Keywords: climate change, local government, sustainable development, North American environmental law, cities and climate change adaptation and mitigation How are climate change law and policies implemented? There has been much discussion and a great deal has been written, including in this journal, about climate change. Many policies and increasing regulation have been implemented to ...


  • Marine Snow Storms: Assessing the environmental risks of ocean fertilization

    The threats posed by climate change to the global environment have fostered heightened scientific and commercial interest in marine geo-engineering schemes designed to boost the capacity of the oceans to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is the primary goal of a process known as ocean fertilization, which seeks to increase the production of organic material in the surface ocean in order to ...


    By Lexxion, The Legal Publisher

  • SCPA delays could impact industry

    In response to concerns expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of its Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has delayed implementation of the regulations, which focus on chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of chemical substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Book Reviews: Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating The Unseen Polluters

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental liability, attribution of environmental costs, post-enlightenment economic rationality, preventative principles, environmental authoritarianism. Since publication of Socially Responsible Investment Law we have witnessed the 'credit crunch' and its aftermath, with concerns now widespread as to the risks of so-called light-touch regulation of ...


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