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Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society v. India, No. 15/2014, National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench) (31 May 2019)

Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society v. India, No. 15/2014, National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench)  (31 May 2019)

The National Green Tribunal Order issued on 31 May 2019 creates an expert committee to investigate whether restriction of plastic packaging is needed. 

 

Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan

Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (W.P. No. 25501/2015)
Lahore High Court Green Bench

A farmer filed a public interest litigation alleging the government of Pakistan’s inaction and delay in implementing the National Climate Change Policy and addressing vulnerabilities associated with climate change violates the fundamental constitutional rights to life and dignity. 

In its first order, issued 4 September 2015, the Green Bench declared:

Writ Petition No. 30237 of 2018 and Writ Miscellaneous Petition No. 35289 of 2018, Madras High Court, 19.11.2018

The Madras High Court determined that the operator of a coal-fired power plant isn't beneficially utilizing fly ash, as required by the fly ash utilization notification of 03/11/2009, among other regulatory violations, which are causing environmental degradation and health hazards that may result in irreparable loss.  Accordingly, the court ordered an ad-interim injunction restraining the operator from dumping material that would affect the marsh land in Vallur Village, Tamil Nadu. 

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