A Solid Foundation: Belize's Chalillo Dam and Environmental Decisionmaking

Hershowitz, Ari (2008) A Solid Foundation: Belize's Chalillo Dam and Environmental Decisionmaking. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    Originally introduced in the United States through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, environmental assessment requirements are now incorporated in the environmental laws of countries worldwide. These requirements are viewed with ambivalence by some developing country governments, which see them at best as a nuisance, and at worst as a barrier to progress. For citizens in these countries, however, environmental assessments and their rigorous judicial enforcement may provide the only mechanism available to hold governments accountable for their decisions on major infrastructure projects. This Article describes the legal battle over one such project, the Chalillo dam in Belize.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Heinonline
      Subjects: (F) People and the Environment > (FB) Resource Use
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IA) Economic Impacts
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3C) Other Universities
      Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 09:40
      Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 09:40
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1532

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