Jara Alarcon Luis /Environmental Assessment Service
Jurisdiction: Segundo Tribunal Ambiental
Principle law(s): Law 19.300 on on General Bases of the Environment
Side A: Jara Alarcon Luis (Individual)
Side B: Environmental Assessment Commission of the Tarapacá Region (Government)
Core objectives: Relevant considerations in environmental impact assessment in the context of mining project under climate change regime
SummaryPlaintiffs challenged the environmental impact assessment for the continuation of a mining project in Cerro Colorado, in the Taparaca Region of Chile. The main claim refers to the lack of due consideration of citizen observations on the mining project's impact on groundwater resources and related surface ecosystems.
Related laws and policies
Law 19.300 on on General Bases of the Environment
This law establishes the right to live in a pollution-free environment, the protection of the environment, the preservation of nature and the conservation of environmental heritage. Article 70 notably charges the relevant ministry to propose policies and formulate plans, programs and action plans...