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Tennessee Clean Water Network v. Tennessee Valley Authority, No. 3:15-cv-00424 (M.D. Tenn. August 4, 2017)

Tennessee Clean Water Network v. Tennessee Valley Authority, No. 3:15-cv-00424 (M.D. Tenn. August 4, 2017)
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

For decades, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) disposed coal ash from a coal-fired power plant near Gallatin, Tennessee into unlined ponds adjacent to the Cumberland River.  Two local organizations filed a case alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.    

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Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India

Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India, Original Application No. 486 of 2014 (May 4, 2016)
National Green Tribunal

A community member filed a case with the National Green Tribunal to force regulators to control toxic effluent and fly ash being discharged by a paper manufacturer, Century Pulp and Paper (“Century”) .

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Fish Legal v. Information Commissioner

Fish Legal v. Information Commissioner, Case C‑279/12 (December 19, 2013)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:853
Court of Justice for the European Union

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Jamaica Environment Trust and another v. National Water Commission and others, Claim no. HCV 00114 of 2010 (2010.07.06) (Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica) (Final Order) (Harbour view sewage treatment plant case, consent order)

 

The Northern Jamaican Conservation Association and the Jamaican Environmental Trust and ors v The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) (Claim no.HCV 3022 of 2005)

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

The applicants sought judicial review of a decision by NEPA to grant a permit to build a hotel at a site on the North Coast of Jamaica known as Pear Tree Bottom. The court set aside the permit. The key principles of the judgment are as follows:

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