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|Ennore Thermal Power Plant, Chennai, India. Photo: By VtTN, via Wikimedia Commons.|
Coal-fired power plants are making it hazardous to breathe in Chennai, a coastal city of more than 7 million in Tamil Nadu, India.
Petitioners asked the National Green Tribunal to require the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change to implement restrictions on water consumption and emissions adopted in 2015 for new thermal power plants. The Ministry had requested the Supreme Court grant an extension on the required timeline for implementing the regulation.
Salim v. State of Uttarakhand, Writ Petition (PIL) No.126 of 2014 (December 5, 2016 and March 20, 2017)
High Court of Uttarakhand
NOTE: In July 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a stay of the High Court’s order. The appeal has not yet been decided.
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Mohammed Salim filed public interest litigation in the High Court of Uttarakhand concerning illegal construction and encroachments along the Ganges River, as well as the failure to constitute the Ganga Management Board, as required by the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.
The Bangladesh Supreme Court has ordered polluting tanneries in Hazaribagh to close immediately!