ENV422H1 Lecture Notes - Environmental Values, Substantive Rights, Private Prosecution

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21 Mar 2013
School
Course
Professor
Environmental Bill of Rights David McRobert
Exam: part 2* rights in the EBR
o Focus: review and investigation,
o Laws and EBR, peer rights and rights to comment
Types of Environmental Rights:
Substantive rights to participate in tribunal and to make changes
Procedural rights to be heard
Participation provide opportunities for the public to raise issues that are concerned to them
o CESD federal environmental commissioner
Elaine Hughes and David Lyalomhe, written in 1998
How you can interpret the right to an environmental, what does it mean, and how will the
Canadian laws look like
What should be an objective standard of environmental issue should be
Elements of environmental rights
Ascribe legal content to those rights:
Environmental Justice
Laws: They don’t truly promote environmental justice and empower people from preventing
environmental racists (hazards, indigenous, migrant, poor communities etc.)
Many industrialized countries, indigenous experienced the worst environmental racists.
o Chemical disposure cause hormone disruption fewer male babies
History of EBR
1994 excellent results, low costs and no risks, not to engage in deformation
EBR in Michigan at 1974 1992 Task Force report came out
Using a consensus model: if a group can come up with consensus, the ministry will follow what
they had come up, if not, just follow the Michigan
o Good way to develop laws and policies, gave a chance for people to shout out their
perspective
Need for Funding and legal actions
EBR was on the 2nd of their hit list to get rid of
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
New Zealand, excellent idea in theory, one down side is to undermine the degree the impact of
the environmental commissioner,
Gord Miller is the 2nd commissioner
Haven’t changed much from the past
Environmental Commissioner Office: Hired grad students
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Exam: part 2* rights in the ebr: focus: review and investigation, laws and ebr, peer rights and rights to comment. Substantive rights to participate in tribunal and to make changes. Participation provide opportunities for the public to raise issues that are concerned to them: cesd federal environmental commissioner. Elaine hughes and david lyalomhe, written in 1998. How you can interpret the right to an environmental, what does it mean, and how will the. What should be an objective standard of environmental issue should be. Laws: they don"t truly promote environmental justice and empower people from preventing environmental racists (hazards, indigenous, migrant, poor communities etc. ) Many industrialized countries, indigenous experienced the worst environmental racists: chemical disposure cause hormone disruption fewer male babies. 1994 excellent results, low costs and no risks, not to engage in deformation. Ebr in michigan at 1974 1992 task force report came out. Ebr was on the 2nd of their hit list to get rid of.

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