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Part Two The Illinois Constitution and Commentary, Art.XI Environment

From: The Illinois State Constitution

Ann M. Lousin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 May 2021

Article XI—Environment is completely new. It establishes “a healthful environment” as a public policy of Illinois and mandates the General Assembly to pass legislation to implement that policy. It also gives individuals standing to sue to protect that right. At the time the convention was considering and adopting this article, the General Assembly passed The Environmental Protection Act. Passage of this statute has essentially fulfilled the purpose of the article. Unsurprisingly, there has been little litigation on the text of Article XI itself. The second...
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