Ministry of Environment and Forest

Move to amend Environment Protection Act upsets greens

Date of Release: 
Oct 26 2015

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Environmentalists have written to the Centre stating that the proposed amendments to the Environment Protection (EP) Act will not only dilute existing forest laws but also curtail the powers of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The proposed amendments include constituting an adjudicating authority, which could be approached by stakeholders to resolve their grievances instead of directly approaching the NGT. It has also proposed to consider three major points of impact of assessment while clearing projects.

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