Court judgements/proceedings

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 at 8:52 am 0 comments

“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

Maharashtra EIA authority under National Green Tribunal scanner

Maharashtra EIA authority under National Green Tribunal scanner

May 30, 2021 at 7:50 pm 0 comments

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has expressed concerns over the functioning of the Maharashtra State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), calling into question the manner in which the latter has allowed “continuous violation of environment norms in construction projects”.

Delhi HC baffled by Centre’s resistance to its order to translate EIA 2020 in 22 languages

Delhi HC baffled by Centre’s resistance to its order to translate EIA 2020 in 22 languages

January 27, 2021 at 4:28 am 0 comments

The Delhi High Court expressed its dismay at government’s reluctance to translate the draft Environment Impact Assessment 2020 on grounds that doing so would cause ‘administrative problems’.

Centre seeks to stymie civil society attempts and judiciary’s directions to translate EIA 2020, files review petition

Centre seeks to stymie civil society attempts and judiciary’s directions to translate EIA 2020, files review petition

September 4, 2020 at 4:37 am 0 comments

Courtesy: Scroll The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to environmental conservationist Vikrant Tongad after the Centre filed a review petition against an order to translate the draft Environmental Impact Assessment notification into 22 vernacular languages, PTI reported. The Centre had initially filed an appeal before the Supreme Court, butRead More