Environmental Impact Assessment

European Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany (C-142/16) (European Court of Justice, Second Chamber) (26 April 2017)

European Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany, Case C 142/16 (April 26, 2017)
European Court of Justice

German officials authorized construction of the Moorburg coal-fired power plant in the port of Hamburg along the Elbe River.  The river serves as the migratory route for fish listed in Annex II of the European Union (EU) Habitats Directive. 

People United Respecting the Environment (PURE) and Rights Action Group (RAG) v Environmental Management Authority and ALUTRINT Ltd. - Trinidad & Tobago HC - CV 2007 - 02263

People United Respecting the Environment (PURE) and Rights Action Group (RAG) v The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and Alutrint Ltd. CV 2007-02263


Case brief by: Nicole Mohammed, Environmental lawyer from Trinidad & Tobago


Mohamed Ali Baadi and Others v. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya at Nairobi (No. 22 of 2012) (April 2018)

Mohamed Ali Baadi v. Attorney General, Petition No. 22 of 2012 (April 30, 2018)
High Court of Kenya at Malindi

This case arises out of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET), a large-scale transportation and infrastructure scheme with many individual components, including a railway, oil pipelines, oil refineries, tourism development, and a 32-berth port at Manda Bay in Lamu, Kenya.  

Wildearth Guardians v. U.S. BLM et al, (D.C. No. 2:13-CV-00042-ABJ) (10th Cir. Court of Appeals) (15 September 2017)

In Wildearth Guardians, environmental organizations claimed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not adequately address greenhouse gas emissions associated with coal leases.  In its environmental analysis, the BLM had concluded that there was no appreciable difference between the United States’ total carbon dioxide emissions under the proposed leases and the alternative of not developing the leases (the ‘no action alternative’).  The BLM concluded that opting not to issue these coal mine leases was unlikely to “result in a decrease of U.S.


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