Ex-post facto green clearance contravenes  environmental jurisprudence: Supreme Court of India

Ex-post facto green clearance contravenes environmental jurisprudence: Supreme Court of India

August 29, 2021

“The grant of ex post facto environmental clearance would be detrimental to the environment and could lead to irreparable degradation of the environment. The concept of an ex post facto or a retrospective EC is completely alien to environmental jurisprudence including EIA 1994 and EIA 2006.”

Supreme Court judgement, April 2020

Interview: EIA 2020 undermines India’s environmental protection regime

Interview: EIA 2020 undermines India’s environmental protection regime

March 21, 2021

Bibek Bhattacharya | The Mint

The new draft Environment Impact Assessment notification will limit the principle of public participation in environmental clearances, warns conservation biologist Neha Sinha.

Why India’s new EIA 2020 draft is deeply problematic

Why India’s new EIA 2020 draft is deeply problematic

August 21, 2021

Why India’s new EIA 2020 draft is deeply problematic

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Ex-post facto green clearance contravenes  environmental jurisprudence: Supreme Court of India

Ex-post facto green clearance contravenes environmental jurisprudence: Supreme Court of India

August 29, 2021

“The grant of ex post facto environmental clearance would be detrimental to the environment and could lead to irreparable degradation of the environment. The concept of an ex post facto or a retrospective EC is completely alien to environmental jurisprudence including EIA 1994 and EIA 2006.”

Supreme Court judgement, April 2020

Billions of years of evolutionary history, including of Western Ghats at risk

Billions of years of evolutionary history, including of Western Ghats at risk

September 9, 2021

Picture Credit: Imperial College London

Research led by ZSL and Imperial College London warns that more than 50 billion years of unique evolutionary history is at risk.

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

India’s interminable quest for uranium

India’s interminable quest for uranium

November 29, 2019

Sonali Huria | The Ecologist

India’s interminable quest for uranium rides roughshod over environmental and health concerns and democratic processes.

Nuking Narmada: Uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

Nuking Narmada: Uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

April 14, 2021

Kumar Sundaram | The Ecologist

The building of the proposed Chutka nuclear plant in the tribal-dominated Mandla district in central India will mean the local population will be displaced – for the second time. It will also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with injustice and threats to their safety and livelihoods, villagers have started a two-month long campaign.

EIA 2020 may spell ecological disaster in Meghalaya

EIA 2020 may spell ecological disaster in Meghalaya

August 25, 2021

Kenny L. Khongsdier | Syllad.com In a time when the citizens of Meghalaya are plagued with the repercussions of climate change such as floods, landslides, loss of life and a pandemic while still trying to make ends meet for their family – the central government has decided to release theRead More

Billions of years of evolutionary history, including of Western Ghats at risk

Billions of years of evolutionary history, including of Western Ghats at risk

September 9, 2021

Picture Credit: Imperial College London

Research led by ZSL and Imperial College London warns that more than 50 billion years of unique evolutionary history is at risk.

Draft EIA 2020 will toll the death knell for Western Ghats, say experts

Draft EIA 2020 will toll the death knell for Western Ghats, say experts

September 9, 2021

The EIA 2020 draft notification encourages further pollution with diluted regulations over industrial and development practices opine experts.

How India is engineering nuclear landscapes through charades of green clearance

How India is engineering nuclear landscapes through charades of green clearance

September 1, 2021

Sonali Huria | The Leaflet On December 15, 2018, a public hearing got underway amid strong armed police presence and public protests for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed extension of the Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant (Units 5 and 6). While in-principle approval for the setting up of 2×700 MWe PHWRsRead More

Blanket clearance for another category of mining projects

Blanket clearance for another category of mining projects

August 31, 2021

The Centre is bent on diluting the public hearing process that is so central to assessing the environmental impact of industrial projects.

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

September 6, 2021

Two key infrastructure projects – the twin-tunnel link roads between Goregaon-Mulund and Thane-Borivli – which will pass under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), are expected to begin construction within the next year. Both the projects have been exempted from carrying out a precautionary environmental impact assessment (EIA) study.

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

Twin-tunnel link roads infrastructural project near Mumbai exempt from precautionary EIA study

September 6, 2021

Two key infrastructure projects – the twin-tunnel link roads between Goregaon-Mulund and Thane-Borivli – which will pass under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), are expected to begin construction within the next year. Both the projects have been exempted from carrying out a precautionary environmental impact assessment (EIA) study.

Dilutions in the Coastal Zone Regulation Notification allow for developmental projects in “wastelands” of coastal villages

Dilutions in the Coastal Zone Regulation Notification allow for developmental projects in “wastelands” of coastal villages

September 1, 2021

Meenakshi Kapoor | IndiaSpend.com The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change made key dilutions in the law that regulates land use along India’s coastline after its draft was closed for public input, an IndiaSpend investigation shows. These dilutions in the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2019, allowed for future easing of building restrictions in coastalRead More

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Gujarat’s Nargol village in resistance against a port

Gujarat’s Nargol village in resistance against a port

August 21, 2021

Being positioned as a future alternative to Jawaharlal Nehru Port or JNPT in Mumbai, the Gujarat government has been planning to develop a port in Valsad since 1997.

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More