Compare contrast legislative approach controlling water pollution industrial sources Trinidad Tobago European Union EU If country legislation area compare approach EU United States America USA Aims The aim assignment familiarise students administrative legislative control environmental issues country

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Legislative Approach Controlling Water Pollution Industrial Sources: Comparison of Trinidad Tobago European Union (EU) and the United States

Introduction

The objective of this study is to compare legislative controls of water pollution by industrial sources in Trinidad and Tobago as compared to those in the United States.

I. Trinidad and Tobago

Environmental degradation in Trinidad and Tobago is reported to have  historical roots that are not too dissimilar from those in the reset of the world largely attributed toe economic growth and the development and growth of human population. (Emergency Management Association, 2005) This environmental degradation in Trinidad has been due to heavy industrial development and in Trinidad due to tourism development. Trinidad and Tobago both experience  much of the full range of environmental problems, from widespread pollution of its waterways and near shore waters to air pollution, chemical spills, illegal dumping, deforestation, fisheries and wildlife depletion. (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

The Environmental Management Act No. 3 of 2000 is reported to  describe the approach to pollution management in all environmental media including air, water and land while the Environmental Management Authority  has chosen water pollution as the area that requires immediate attention. (Emergency Management Association, 2005) It is reported that previous studies conducted to assess watershed degradation, land use and watershed management have found the following factors to be responsible for the degradation of the watershed in Trinidad and Tobago:

(1) Indiscriminate clearing and degradation of forests for housing and urban development, shifting cultivation and squatting;

(2) Loss of forest and protective vegetation cover by forest and bush fires;

(3) Quarrying operations and road construction on steep slopes; and

(4) Cultivation on steep slopes, without application of appropriate soil conservation measures. (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

It is reported that the  Act sets out a  systematic sequence of requirement for effective management of all pollution in all environmental media. In the water medium, the requirements of the Act as they are defined in Section 52 and which are mandatory on the Authority are stated as follows:

(1) Ascertain the extent, character, and sources of…[continue]

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