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Executive Efforts To Alter Environmental Bill Create Controversy in El Salvador

LADB Article ID: 55232
Category/Department: El Salvador
Date: 1997-05-01
By: LADB Staff

In April, President Armando Calderon Sol's administration suggested changes to a bill that, once approved by the Legislative Assembly, would create a comprehensive legal framework to protect the environment. The executive's proposals renewed public controversy regarding the bill already under debate for more than three years since most opposition parties and nongovernmental organizations say the changes would substantially limit civic participation in the design and implementation of environmental policies, while reducing the government's ability to impose pollution controls on industries.

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