South Asia

Saying No to Coal

26 December, 2013

Dear friends,

ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta writes from India:

"I have good news to share at the end of the year!"

After four hard fought years, the National Green Tribunal has shelved a coal-fired power plant proposed for Komarada Village in Andhra Pradesh.  Ritwick filed the case on behalf of Samata, a social justice organization that defends the rights of the Adivasi people in Andhra Pradesh.

Bangladesh: Shipping Industry's Dark Conscience

13 November, 2013

Dear friends,

Rizwana Hasan and fellow environmentalist

Old ships are towed to the beaches of Chittagong, Bangladesh, where poorly paid laborers break them apart for scrap.  This hazardous job endangers workers and contaminates the coast.

Rediff News: Criticality may mean death for Kudankulam's seas

July 25, 2013

Rediff News: Criticality may mean death for Kudankulam's seas

ELAW Staff Scientist Mark Chernaik weighs in on the Environmental Impact Assessment and the response of the government's expert group to expansion plans for the Kudankulam nuclear plant.

Rizwana in the News

July 22, 2013

Dear friends,

The New York Times: Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells

July 14, 2013

The New York Times: Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells

Rizwana Hasan speaks with Jim Yardley at The New York Times about and environmental problems in Bangladesh.

ELAW Fellow in the news

   Rahul Choudhary
   

June 27, 2013

Dear friends,

ELAW Fellow Rahul Choudhary has returned home to India, but his story lives on in Eugene.

Eugene Weekly: Green India: Changing the face of enviro law

June 27, 2013

Eugene Weekly: Green India: Changing the face of enviro law

Rahul Choudhary and his work sound like the basis for a Bollywood meets Erin Brockovich film — a tall, dark and handsome Indian attorney fights dirty coal, polluting industries and problematic dams while saving lions and elephants.