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Title:Environmental impact assessment as a tool for enforcing environmental law in the oil and gas industry in Uganda
Author:Nalinya, Adron Naggayi
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:petroleum industry
environmental law
Abstract:The discovery and exploration of oil has led to the legal and practical development of the oil and gas industry in Uganda. Exploration and production of oil however entails various environmental risks. Consequently, there is the dire need for the environmental impact assessment in the oil and gas industry as one of the tools to enforce environmental law in harmony with the existing laws. This article begins by providing a brief background of the oil and gas industry in Uganda. It identifies the potential environmental risks that exist in the sector. It reviews the legal and policy framework of the sector in the light of environmental standard requirements. It then discusses how the practice of environmental impact assessment can be used as a tool to enforce environmental law in the oil and gas industry and concludes with an analysis of environmental impact assessment in relation to the current status in the industry. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]