Investigator self-interest in the environmental process

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The Swedish Environmental Code states that certain potentially harmful activities must not be pursued without a permit. When applying for a permit,the applicant shall submit an environmental impact assessment, which describes the effects that the activity might have on the environment. This article discusses the risk that investigator self-interest decreases the adequacy of environmental impact assessments. The article also presents a newly made empirical study of whether and how arguments about investigator self-interest are considered and taken on board by Swedish environmental courts.


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  • Law


  • conflict of interest, environmental impact assessment, law and science, environmental process, processrätt, procedural law
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-118
JournalNordic Environmental Law Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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