Article XI

Constitution of the State of Illinois

ARTICLE XI ENVIRONMENT

SECTION 1.  PUBLIC POLICY - LEGISLATIVE RESPONSIBILITY
    The public policy of the State and the duty of each
person is to provide and maintain a healthful environment for
the benefit of this and future generations. The General
Assembly shall provide by law for the implementation and
enforcement of this public policy.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 2.  RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS
    Each person has the right to a healthful environment.
Each person may enforce this right against any party,
governmental or private, through appropriate legal
proceedings subject to reasonable limitation and regulation
as the General Assembly may provide by law.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

to preceding Article

to next Article

to main Constitution page