What do you think about the CEC’s process of citizen submissions on the effective enforcement of environmental laws?

Montreal, 7 November 2011—The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has received the responses to the questionnaire sent to all submitters, both past and present, to evaluate their experiences with the CEC mechanism known as the “Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters Process.”

Now we would like to hear your opinion. Do you think this process is effective? What improvements would you propose for this procedure created by the Parties to the NAAEC—Canada, Mexico and the United States—through Articles 14 and 15 of the Agreement?

In response to the perspectives of citizens who allege that a Party to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) has failed to effectively enforce its environmental laws, your opinion is very important.

Write us directly at Facebook or at jpac@cec.org. You may also review other citizen comments on the CEC website.

All the thoughts and responses received from the questionnaire are being considered at the JPAC meeting this Monday, 7 November, in El Paso, Texas.

Even if you are far away, be sure to register and participate online, since the event will be transmitted through our live webcast, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Time). You will be able to follow the deliberations in Spanish, French or English, and you may also submit questions and comments by e-mail.

Information on registering and on the event’s agenda can be found on the CEC website.

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