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Karabiga Cenal Power Station

[ELAW seeks a copy of this court decision.]

News articles report a company proposing to construct a coal-fired power plant near Karabiga, Turkey, attempted to disguise the severe environmental and cumulative impacts of the proposed project by preparing four separate EIAs, rather than a single EIA.  Each of these EIAs was approved by environmental officials; however, a Turkish administrative court rejected this approach and declared that the project proponent must prepare one EIA disclosing all of the impacts of the coal-fired power plant in its entirety. 

Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries, 068–WO–0082 (April 15, 2016)
Supreme Court of Nepal

Over a 20 year period, advocate Prakash Mani Sharma and the NGO Pro Public pursued public interest litigation to close a marble mine in the Godavari hills outside Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Godavari area is described as a “living museum” of cultural and biological significance and has been negatively impacted by the mining operations.

In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs (MN)

In the Matter of the Further Investigation into Environmental and Socioeconomic Costs Under Minnesota Statutes Section 216B.2422, Subdivision 3, OAH 80-2500-31888, MPUC E-999/CI-14-643, Minn. Office of Admin. Hearings.

 

[Note: This decision is only a recommendation that the MPUC is not obligated to follow.]

 

Jam v. International Finance Corporation, No.15-612 (D.D.C. 2016) (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) (International Finance Corp. immune from suit)

Jam v. International Finance Corporation, No. 15-612 (D.D.C. 2016) 
A U.S. District Court dismissed a case filed against the International Finance Corporation (IFC) concerning the IFC's financing of the Tata Mundra iltra-mega coal-fired power plant in India on the ground that the IFC is immune from suit.  

Click on the link to access of .pdf of the decision. 

Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India

Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India, Appeal No. 39 of 2012
National Green Tribunal (April 7, 2016)

The Save Mon Region Federation, on behalf of the Monpa indigenous community, challenged the environmental clearance granted for the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Naymjang Chhu River.  The Federation pointed to faults in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure and a lack of close scrutiny of the project by the expert appraisal committee (EAC).

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