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Vessel Pollution in Pacific Canada

Submission ID: SEM-23-007

Canada Open November 2, 2023

The submission asserts that Canada is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws, particularly Section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act, to prevent pollution of the marine environment by cruise ships and other vessels along its Pacific coast.

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Cadereyta Refinery

Submission ID: SEM-24-002
February 5, 2024

Mexico Open

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to regulate air emissions from the Ing. Héctor R. Lara Sosa Pemex refinery (known as the Cadereyta Refinery) in Nuevo León, Mexico and to manage the resulting air pollution in the Monterrey metropolitan...

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Time Ceramics

Submission ID: SEM-24-001
February 1, 2024

Mexico Open

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with regard to unauthorized land use change and water extraction. The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to address the environmental impacts of a ceramics factory, including unauthorized forest land...

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Vessel Pollution in Pacific Canada

Submission ID: SEM-23-007
November 2, 2023

Canada Open

The submission asserts that Canada is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws, particularly Section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act, to prevent pollution of the marine environment by cruise ships and other vessels along its Pacific coast. In submission SEM-23-007 (Vessel Pollution...

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Illegal Logging in Jalisco

Submission ID: SEM-23-006
May 17, 2023

Mexico Open

The submission asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws, including the Sustainable Forest Development Act and the Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection Act, to prevent illegal logging and forest land use change in the municipality of Cuautla, Jalisco,...

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Valle de Bravo-Amanalco Sub-Basin

Submission ID: SEM-23-005
May 15, 2023

Mexico Open

The Submitters assert that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws including constitutional law, the National Waters Act, the Ecological Balance Act and Environmental Protection Act to protect forests, biodiversity, and water resources from degradation and contamination in...

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La Primavera Forest II

Submission ID: SEM-23-004
May 11, 2023

Mexico Closed

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to adequately evaluate the environmental impacts of a residential development in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, near La Primavera Forest Protected Area in Jalisco, Mexico. The area is also designated as a biosphere...

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Agave Production in Jalisco

Submission ID: SEM-23-003
April 11, 2023

Mexico Open

The Submitter asserts that agave production, as a resource-intensive industry, results in extensive land-use change and deforestation in Jalisco, which in turn contributes to desertification in already semi-arid areas of the state, major landslides and flooding in some municipalities, and aquifer...

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Avocado Production in Michoacán

Submission ID: SEM-23-002
February 2, 2023

Mexico Open

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to protect forest ecosystems and water quality from the adverse environmental impacts of avocado production in Michoacán, Mexico. In submission SEM-23-002 (Avocado Production in Michoacán), the Submitter...

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Residential Development in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Submission ID: SEM-23-001
January 11, 2023

Mexico Closed

In submission SEM-23-001 (Residential Development in San Cristóbal de las Casas), the Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to protect forest resources and birds, including an endangered species, in relation to housing developments around...

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Madín Dam Basin

Submission ID: SEM-22-003
October 26, 2022

Mexico Closed

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to uphold water quality standards and ensure pollutants in the Madín Dam Basin remain within legal limits. The Submitter maintains that the ineffective management of wastewater discharges is contributing to...

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Tren Maya

Submission ID: SEM-22-002
July 21, 2022

Mexico Open

The Submitters assert that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to assess the environmental impacts related to the Tren Maya project (Segment 5-South) located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Submitters assert that the project did not undergo an...

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Pollution in Playa Hermosa

Submission ID: SEM-22-001
June 1, 2022

Mexico Closed

The Submitters assert that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws to protect the coastal ecosystem of Playa Hermosa, a local beach located in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The Submitters assert that the state and municipal governments are undertaking a boardwalk and...

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North Atlantic right whale

Submission ID: SEM-21-003
October 4, 2021

United States Open

The Submitter asserts that the United States is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws designed to protect the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) from the “primary human threats of fishing gear entanglement and vessel strikes, as well as stressors of climate change,...

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Vaquita Porpoise

Submission ID: SEM-21-002
August 11, 2021

Mexico Open

The Submitters assert that "the Mexican government is failing to effectively enforce several environmental laws and as a result has caused the near-extinction of the vaquita porpoise. Only approximately 10 vaquita remain." The Submitters assert that the vaquita population has been declining...

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Fairview Terminal

Submission ID: SEM-21-001
February 8, 2021

Canada Closed

The Submitter asserts that the Prince Rupert Port Authority, as an agent of the Government of Canada, is failing to effectively enforce the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The submission asserts that the mitigation measures for the Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project have not...

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Loggerhead Turtle

Submission ID: SEM-20-001
December 17, 2020

Mexico Closed Factual Record

The Submitters assert that the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and other environmental agencies are failing to effectively enforce provisions aimed at the protection and conservation of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) outlined in national laws and...

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Barred Owl

Submission ID: SEM-19-004
September 30, 2019

United States Closed

The Submitter asserts that the United States is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the lethal take of protected barred owls for scientific research without the actual study or use of the taken specimens or species. The Submitter asserts that the United States...

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Lake Memphremagog

Submission ID: SEM-19-003
July 5, 2019

Canada United States Closed

The Submitter asserts that both the United States and Canada are not effectively enforcing the International Boundary Waters Treaty with respect to water pollution in Lake Memphremagog, a cross-border lake in both Quebec and Vermont. The Submitter contends that a proposed landfill expansion in...

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City Park Project

Submission ID: SEM-19-002
April 16, 2019

Mexico Closed Factual Record

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the City Park project in the city of León, Guanajuato, Mexico. In submission SEM-19-002 (City Park Project), the Submitter asserts that the León municipal authorities illegally...

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Radiation Exposure in Los Altares

Submission ID: SEM-19-001
February 22, 2019

Mexico Closed

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to exposure to radiation among residents of Los Altares in Hermosillo,...

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