Environmental Impact Assessment: Mith or Reality?. Lessons from Spain

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dc.contributor.author Pardo Buendía, Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-29T08:04:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-29T08:04:02Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 1997, vol. 17, nº 2, p.123-142.
dc.identifier.issn 0195-9255
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7918
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the situation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Spain since its inception in 1988. The analysis covers the general framework (the national and the autonomous communities' laws, the official guidebooks, the agencies' procedure), the Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) issued by the environmental national agency, and a sample of Environmental Impact Studies of different type of projects. The results of this research show that (1) EIAs have been very general in their content, lacking a concrete analysis and without providing substantial solutions to the problems; (2) the socioeconomic analyses are frequently reduced to emphasizing the project's economic benefits while overlooking their potential harm; (3) especially serious is the acceptance of irregular EIA procedure by environmental agencies; and (4) public participation consists mainly in a bureaucratic process exhibiting the document for 30 days at the city hall. This paper concludes with a set of recommendations.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Environmental Impact Assessment: Mith or Reality?. Lessons from Spain
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.subject.eciencia Recursos Naturales
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0195-9255(96)00080-7
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000030310
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