ELAW Impact Archives

ELAW Impact
Important victories for the environment won by ELAW advocates worldwide

  • 11/14/2007 - 01:00

    For the first time, residents of Webuye, Kenya have scientific proof that they are being forced to breathe contaminated air. The Resources Conflict Institute will use this evidence to call for corporate accountability and compensation for the pollution victims.

  • 11/27/2006 - 01:00

    The Achuar of the Northern Amazon rainforests lived relatively undisturbed for thousands of years. Starting in the early 1970s, multinational oil companies began drilling for oil and dumping contaminated by-products into rivers. ELAW helped stop the poll

  • 12/01/2005 - 01:00

    ELAW U.S. helped win a unanimous landmark ruling this year from the European Court of Human Rights that could improve the lives of thousands in Russia who suffer from pollution-related illnesses, and fundamentally shift thinking in Europe on the conne

  • 12/01/2005 - 01:00

    ELAW advocate Miguel Fredes has scored a major victory against a multi-million dollar illegal logging racket that was devastating ancient forests in southern Chile.

  • 11/12/2004 - 01:00

    Courageous lawyers at Green Advocates in Liberia drew support from ELAW U.S. to draft and pass Liberia`s first framework environmental law.

  • 11/12/2004 - 01:00

    ELAW U.S. scientists worked with the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) to halt a proposed medical waste incinerator that would have released dioxins and heavy metals into surrounding communities.

  • 04/15/2004 - 00:00

    To participate in decisions about the environment, citizens need information. Citizens need to know about projects that are proposed for their communities, so they can speak up before local ecosystems are destroyed, and air and waterways are polluted.

  • 04/15/2004 - 00:00

    ELAW partners in Argentina have won clean
    water for Chacras de la Merced, a low-income
    community of 5,000 along the Suquia River
    on the eastern end of Cordoba.

  • 04/15/2004 - 00:00

    ELAW advocates in southern India have
    helped defuse an environmental time bomb. Tons of mercury waste from broken thermometers at the India site found its way to a dirt lot in a neighborhood near the factory. Local environmental authorities ordered the

  • 04/15/2004 - 00:00

    High in the Peruvian Andes, the community of La Oroya is gravely affected by lead, arsenic, and cadmium emissions from a U.S. corporation’s polymetallic smelter. Hundreds of children in La Oroya suffer from high blood lead levels.