February 16, 2012
What is Environmental Law?
Environmental laws are put in to enforce an eco-friendly environment in today’s society.
Due to high levels of pollution and toxic chemicals formed by industries, we as human beings
are vulnerable considering that we were diagnosed with various diseases along with cancer. By
developing treaties and statutes, the negative effect human beings have towards the environment
lessens and the law is designed to protect natural habitats.
Brief History of CEPA
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act also known as CEPA was developed to
avoid the human abuse to the environment. The presence of substances that create harm to the
environment was on the rise large industrial corporations. Toxic chemicals formed by industries
and the polluted air have caused vital environmental disasters such as the extinction in wildlife
habitat. In addition we as humans are vulnerable to pollution and toxic chemicals which results
to various unknown diseases and cancer. In the mid 1980’s, the Government of Canada realized
its loss in the environment particularly the damage in the Ozone layer which has caused a threat
to human beings. Therefore it released a protection law which is known as the Environmental
Protection Law that enforces a green environment. After the approval of the legislation, the bill
was an act and it came into force on March 31 , 2000. CEPA had reinforced the environment we
live in today and many significant changes were made and some however generated controversy
among industries. Update to CE