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"It can be lonely back home, working in the public interest," says Sofiya Shutiak, Staff Attorney at Environment-People-Law in Ukraine, one of more than 50 grassroots leaders from 30 countries that met in Yachats, Oregon, last week for the 2015 ELAW Annual International Meeting.
Grassroots leaders from East Africa were the first to arrive yesterday for the 2015 ELAW Annual International Meeting. By Saturday, more than 50 grassroots advocates from 30 countries will be here in Eugene to collaborate on their efforts back home to help communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. The International Meeting will be March 1 - 5, followed by the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.
ELAW partners at the Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA) won a great victory when Mexico's environmental protection agency (PROFEPA) canceled the massive Dragon Mart development near Cancún, and ordered developers to restore damaged ecosystems.
Haiti faces enormous challenges. Just as Haiti marked five years since the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti's parliament dissolved, leaving the country with an uncertain political future. Thousands of Haitians left homeless by the earthquake continue to suffer from cholera, starvation and water shortages.
ELAW partners in Panama have presented a formal petition to Panama’s National Environmental Authority (ANAM), asking it to revoke a resolution that limits to 10% the environmental flow of all the rivers in Panama.