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Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and others, Case no. 65662/16 (2017)

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and others, Case no. 65662/16 (2017)

 

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg sought judicial review of a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granting an environmental authorization for a coal-fired power plant and of decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs s not to withdraw the authorization as part of an appeal of the authorization.

 

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Rol No. 55.203-2016 (Mina Invierno case), Supreme Court of Chile (2017)

A mining company (Mina Invierno) proposed a project to incorporate blasting methods at an existing permitted open pit coal mine in southern Chile.  Citizens and civil society organizations properly presented petitions for the provision of citizen participation procedures during the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process required for this proposed complementary project, but those petitions were denied.  The denial of those petitions was unsuccessfully appealed at the administrative level and the proposed project to incorporate blasting was approved, so a constitutional lawsuit (re

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Australian Conservation Foundation v. Minister for Planning

Environmental groups challenged an amendment to the provisions of a local planning scheme that was necessary for the expansion of the Hazelwood coal mine in southeastern Australia. The petitioners claimed that the environment effects statement (EES) should have included analysis of the impacts of carbon emissions when the coal is later burned. The terms of reference for the EES stated that “[t]he Panel is not to consider matters related to greenhouse gas emissions from the Hazelwood Power Station - these issues are being addressed through a separate process. ”

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M.P. Patil v. Union of India

M.P. Patil v. Union of India, Appeal No. 12/2012 (March 13, 2014)
National Green Tribunal

Un ciudadano local impugnó la autoridad ambiental otorgada por el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Bosques que aprobó una súper central eléctrica de energía térmica 3x800MW en el Distrito de Bijapur, Karnataka.

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Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n, No. 13-1015 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

El dueño de un gasoducto presentó cuatro propuestas a la Comisión Federal Reguladora de Energía (FERC, por sus siglas en inglés) pidiendo permiso para actualizar distintas porciones del trayecto de un gasoducto que transporta gas natural.  Las actualizaciones, colectivamente equivalen a una revisión completa del sistema de gasoducto.

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