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Purpose of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002 Clarified

In the context of a dispute regarding the removal of vegetation and addition of sand to a lake bank, the court found that the purpose of the Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002 (the "Act") is to protect and preserve the existing ecological environment. As a result, any alteration of the existing natural state may be an "adverse effect" for the purposes of the Act. The Minister can issue an environmental protection order wherever he or she is of the opinion that such an adverse effect has taken place. ..

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