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ENV 319 (9)
Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9 – OBSTACLES TO FURTHER PROGRESS

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Department
Environment
Course
ENV 319
Professor
David Boyd
Semester
Winter

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ENV 319 Book NotesUnnatural LawBy David BoydCHAPTER 9OBSTACLES TO FURTHER PROGRESS1The Dominance of Economic InterestsoPrioritized debts and deficit reduction deregulation privatization downsizing and free tradeoOpinion polls say Canadians would place environmental protection ahead of economic growthoProblem of diffuse benefits and concentrated costsEnvironmental protection benefits everyone but costs only applied to regulated corporations and individualsoEvery time government proposes a new or improved environmental law or policy those with a vested interest businesses and corporations in maintaining the status quo raise economic objectionsoCanadian Council of Chief Executives CCCEgroup of 150 CEOs from Canadas largest corporationsUses political power to shape environmental laws and policies by opposing strict law or regulationsA virtual shadow cabinetEconomic blackmail is a typical industry tacticoProvincial race to the bottomlowering economic standards to attract investment2International Trade LiberalizationoNorth American Free Trade Agreement NAFTAChapter 11foreign corporations can sue the government for passing environmental laws that affect their investments through expropriationoWorld Trade Organization WTOinternational
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