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Decentralization of Environmental Protection in Mexico: An Overview of State and Local Laws and Institutions (English Edition)

Authors: 
Tobie Bernstein & Donald Hobbs, Environmental Law Institute
Date Released: 
December 1996

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Over the past few years, states and municipalities in Mexico have begun to play a more significant part in environmental protection. The decentralization of authority is due in large measure to recent federal constitutional and legislative changes. This report discusses the role of the Mexican states in environmental protection and seeks to provide an understanding of the new legal and institutional frameworks for state environmental protection. The report presents an in-depth review of the laws of five Mexican states — Baja California, Mexico, Nuevo Le

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