On 30 August 2005, the Academia Sonorense de Derechos Humanos and Domingo Gutiérrez Mendívil (the “Submitters”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat in accordance with Article 14(1) of the NAAEC (the “Submission”). In submission SEM-05-003 (Environmental Pollution in Hermosillo II), the Submitters assert that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in relation to the prevention and control of air pollution in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora.
The Submitters assert that in the state of Sonora, and particularly in the municipality of Hermosillo, the authorities of the three levels of government are failing to monitor and enforce air pollution control standards. The Submitters hold the following entities responsible for failing to effectively enforce the environmental law in question: the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Semarnat), the Federal Attorney General for Environmental Protection (Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente—Profepa), the federal government’s Ministry of Health, Sonora’s Ministry of Urban Infrastructure and Ecology (Secretaría de Infraestructura Urbana y Ecología—SIUE),10 and the municipality of Hermosillo.
|Document Type:||Factual Record|
|Series:||North American Environmental Law and Policy|