ENV POLICY Pg 65-99.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
School of Environment
Stephen Scharper

ENV POLICY Pg 65-99  Fed gov laws= env protection act; focus on preventing pollu protecting env nd health Env assessment act=projects involving native ppl/lands fisheries act=prohibits the release of “deleterious substances” into bodies of water where fish r transportation of dangerous goods act=regulates the transport of hazardous materials in cnda by air,road,rail or ship wildlife act=respect needs or organism in cnda  Provincial territorial govs=general goals to protect env; it guarantees Ontarians the right to a clean env  Aboriginal govs= involved in decision making about w5h to allow resource extraction activities like mining, forestry; much of their focus is on env degradation nd protection of their lands  Municipal govs=management of water and sewage systems, noise issues waste disposal etc; created laws against pesticides use and herbicides in lawns in urb/suburban areas  International agreements=agreements with other countries ex: Kyoto accord  A stakeholder=person that has an interest in the outcome of a particular undertaking  Individual citizen stakeholders in env policy development are often represented by env nongov orgs  Round table=multistate holder working group established to consult on a particular issue generally within a particular sector or area of concern. involve representatives from a variety of governmental, non gov and private sectors st  1 legal concept; Riparian law=anyone who has legal access to the water’s edge like owning property on a river bank has the legal right to withdraw water from there nd  2 legal concept in water; prior appropriation; refers to the first come first rights(one is right to withdraw water is established by historical precedent) if u have always withdrawn water from this river than ur right has been established historically  Theres 3 basic models for water management depending on whether the resource is public, private or common property public=management of the resource is by a gov agency private=resource allocations are controlled and reallocated by market transaction common property=management model usually requires users to work cooperatively to establish the rules granting access to resource  From 1780s-1800s env law dealt primarily with the management of public lands; this period was called frontier ethics env laws here were intended to promote settlement and the extraction and use of the continents abundant natural resources laws in the late 1800s aimed to regulate resource use and mitigate some of the env probs associated with westward xpansion  Clifford shifton; under his policies immigrants were encourage to move into cndas west to settle the prairie grasslands and convert them into farms he recognized the value of cndas natural resources but he realized that those weren’t unlimited he saw conservation and reforestation as an economic necessity and created a forestry branch of the department of the interior with the goal of regulating logging and conserving federal forests  During 1960s and 1970s Rachel Carsson silent spring= awakend the public to the negative ecological and health effects of pesticides and industrial chemical the books title ref
More Less

Related notes for ENV100H1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.