Environmental legislation in mining and the need for EIA and pollution control
by J Otto and D Barberis, 1994, 65pp
This paper examines environmental legislation in mining and the need for environmental impact assessments and pollution control. The rationale for the development of environmental legislation is analysed and various direct and indirect command and control and incentive based policy options are identified. Not all policy options are well suited for designing an environmental regulatory system in a developing country are then explored. Regulatory approaches are then described along with the usefulness of environmental impact assessment. The authors make recommendations for an environmental regulatory system before presenting descriptions of environmental management systems in New South Wales, the Philippines and Ghana.