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Victory in Uganda!

October 11, 2012 

Dear Friends,

I have good news to share from Uganda!

After 10 years fighting the scourge of micro-thin plastic bags, ELAW partner Kenneth Kakuru and his team at Greenwatch are celebrating victory.

The High Court of Kampala ruled on Friday that plastic bags, commonly referred to as "kaveera," violate the right of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. The Court ordered that a bill be drafted "expeditiously" to regulate the use of all plastics less than 100 microns.

Emilio has arrived!

September 24, 2012 

Dear friends,

Lottie and Ana have arrived!

   Ana Lucia Maya and Lottie Cunningham Wren
   Ana (left) and Lottie

June 28, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thuli has arrived!

Terms:
   Thuli Makama of Swaziland
   Thuli Makama of Swaziland

May 23, 2012

Dear Friends,

Victory Against Coal in India

April 20, 2012

Dear friends,

Victory in India!

Terms:

April 10, 2012

Dear friends,

The World in Eugene

Terms:

February 28, 2012

Dear friends,

ELAW Wins David vs. Goliath

Terms:

December 8, 2011

Dear friends,

Getting the Lead Out

October 14, 2011

Dear friends,

Ritwick
 paint cans  

ELAW partner Hemantha Withanage sent fabulous news this week:

Children in Sri Lanka will be protected from toxic lead.  Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority has enacted new, stringent standards limiting the amount of lead in paint used in children's toys. 

Victory in India

September 26, 2011

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce a big victory in India that will protect the public from excessive exposure to radiation!

Radiation in coal ash threatens people's health.  Last week, India's National Green Tribunal ordered the Ministry of the Environment to investigate radioactive emissions at a coal-fired plant in Maharashtra District, and establish, within one year, national standards that protect citizens and the environment from radiation.