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Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC

Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC) (May 7, 2016)
England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

More than 1,800 residents of four Zambian communities near the Nchanga copper mine brought an action in the UK against Vendanta Resources (Vendanta) and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for harm arising out of pollution and environmental damage caused by mining operations. 

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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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Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, CAO Report

Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, CAO Audit of IFC, CAO Compliance, C-I-R6-Y 12-F160 (January 14, 2015)

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Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India

Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India, Appeal No. 39 of 2012
National Green Tribunal (April 7, 2016)

The Save Mon Region Federation, on behalf of the Monpa indigenous community, challenged the environmental clearance granted for the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Naymjang Chhu River.  The Federation pointed to faults in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure and a lack of close scrutiny of the project by the expert appraisal committee (EAC).

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Greenpeace India Society v. Union of India

Greenpeace India Society v. Union of India, W.P. (C) 5749/2014 (January 20, 2015)
High Court of Delhi at New Delhi

Greenpeace India challenged directions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs blocking Greenpeace India’s access to funds transferred to it from foreign donors through legitimate banking channels.  Greenpeace India established that it was properly registered under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) and regularly filed necessary returns with the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

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T. Muruganandam v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

T. Muruganandam v. Ministry of Environment & Forests, Appeal No. 50/2012 (10 November 2014)
National Green Tribunal 

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Sudiep Shrivastava v. Union of India

Sudiep Shrivastava v. Union of India, Appeal No. 73/2012 (March 24, 2014)
National Green Tribunal 

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M.P. Patil v. Union of India

M.P. Patil v. Union of India, Appeal No. 12/2012 (March 13, 2014)
National Green Tribunal

A local citizen challenged the environmental clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests approving a 3x800MW super thermal power plant in in Bijapur District, Karnataka. 

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