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E-Bulletin [ archive ]

ELAW U.S. E-Bulletins report breaking news on ELAW events and environmental victories around the globe.

  • 30 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Proposed large-scale mining is raising concerns among residents of remote communities in Ecuador. Copper mining is underway, new mines are proposed, and citizens fear their voices will not be heard.

  • 25 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Mangroves play a critical role buffering coastal communities against flooding and storms and provide habitat for thousands of species of birds and marine animals. Recent evidence suggests that mangroves sequester carbon very effectively and healthy mangroves could help protect our climate.

  • 23 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW Board Member and mining expert Glenn Miller traveled to Panama and Honduras last week to collaborate with ELAW partners at the Environmental Advocacy Center (Centro de Incidencia Ambiental, CIAM) and the Environmental Law Institute (Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras, IDAMHO) to protect communities and the environment from mining industry abuses.

  • 11 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    The Goat Islands, adjoining mangroves and at least one fish sanctuary in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company. Diana McCaulay, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust, writes: "ELAW is helping us with legal research to build the arguments for our Access to Information case, to get critical information on the benefits of this proposal to Jamaica.

  • 03 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    With generous support from the Ford Foundation, ELAW partnered with Greenwatch in Uganda to host a workshop for lawyers from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The aim was to help young lawyers gain the skills they need to defend the rights of communities threatened by extractive industries.

ELAW Press [ ELAW Press ]

ELAW U.S. activities reported in the global press.

  • 01 Jul, 2014

    ELAW partners in India urge re-location of Ultra Mega coal-fired power plant proposed for Cheyyur, Tamil Nadu

  • 17 Jun, 2014

    ELAW partner Elifuraha Laltaika and ELAW Director John Bonine speak at Tumaini University Makumira

  • 16 Jun, 2014

    ELAW partner Calvin Sandborn announces that the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre has released the latest in a series of reports on regulating fracking.

  • 12 Jun, 2014

    ELAW partners at Adam Teva V’Din report on recycling efforts in Israel.

  • 08 Jun, 2014

    Earth Day call to action by ELAW parters at Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association