supreme court

Opinion: India’s Environment at Risk

Date of Release: 
Oct 1 2014

The Supreme Court of India acted wisely to protect both the nation’s democracy and environment in a landmark decision last week that orders the government to scrap 214 coal mining concessions. Among the cancellations is a concession granted to Essar Energy and its Indian partner, Hindalco Industries, in the Mahan forest in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Local communities had fought bitterly to block the mine, which they feared would destroy large tracts of the forest where they live.

«

Centre gets 10 days to set up environment super regulator

Date of Release: 
Apr 25 2014

The Supreme Court has given 10 days to the Centre to set up a national regulator that would take up comprehensive and independent environmental impact assessment (EIA) of projects, enforce conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

Given the lack of transparency and allegations of corruption in grant of green nod to projects, which either drag for years or get it at lightning speed, the green bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik had on January 6 accused the government of sleeping over the court's 2011 direction for setting up of a national environmental regulator.

«

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Argument Over EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Stationary Sources

Date of Release: 
Feb 23 2014

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in six consolidated challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s ("EPA's") decision to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases ("GHGs") from stationary sources under certain provisions of the Clean Air Act (the "CAA"). The cases come from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which dismissed the challenges in 2012 on the ground that the petitioners lacked standing.

«

India Supreme Court wants regulator for environmental clearances of projects

Date of Release: 
Jan 7 2014

In a major blow to the Centre's election year decision to speed up environmental clearance to long pending projects, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to appoint a national regulator which would take up comprehensive environmental impact assessment (EIA) of projects.

«
Syndicate content