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Holding regulators to account in New South Wales pollution law: part 1 – the limits of merits review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Decisions made by pollution regulators may impact upon the natural environment, which in

    turn may have ramifications for many people. Their determinations affect the ecological

    systems that humans depend upon to survive and for their quality of life - the air we

    breathe, the water we use and the land that we live on. The consequences may extend

    beyond the present generation to future generations as well. Once environmental damage

    has occurred it can be a very lengthy, difficult and often costly process to undertake

    remediation, assuming it is feasible at all. Some decisions may result in harm so

    catastrophic that it cannot be reversed.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • S. Wright, 'Holding regulators to account in New South Wales pollution law: part 1 – the limits of merits review' (2016) 86 AIAL Forum 78-99.

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 78

End Page


  • 99

Volume


  • 86

Abstract


  • Decisions made by pollution regulators may impact upon the natural environment, which in

    turn may have ramifications for many people. Their determinations affect the ecological

    systems that humans depend upon to survive and for their quality of life - the air we

    breathe, the water we use and the land that we live on. The consequences may extend

    beyond the present generation to future generations as well. Once environmental damage

    has occurred it can be a very lengthy, difficult and often costly process to undertake

    remediation, assuming it is feasible at all. Some decisions may result in harm so

    catastrophic that it cannot be reversed.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • S. Wright, 'Holding regulators to account in New South Wales pollution law: part 1 – the limits of merits review' (2016) 86 AIAL Forum 78-99.

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 78

End Page


  • 99

Volume


  • 86