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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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Australian Conservation Foundation v. Minister for Planning [2004] VCAT 2029

Environmental groups challenged an amendment to the provisions of a local planning scheme that was necessary for the expansion of the Hazelwood coal mine in southeastern Australia. The petitioners claimed that the environment effects statement (EES) should have included analysis of the impacts of carbon emissions when the coal is later burned.

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Pac Rim Cayman LLC. v. The Republic of El Salvador

Pac Rim Cayman LLC. v. The Republic of El Salvador, ICSID Case No. ARB/09/12  (October 14, 2016)
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

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Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries, 068–WO–0082 (April 15, 2016)
Supreme Court of Nepal

Over a 20 year period, advocate Prakash Mani Sharma and the NGO Pro Public pursued public interest litigation to close a marble mine in the Godavari hills outside Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Godavari area is described as a “living museum” of cultural and biological significance and has been negatively impacted by the mining operations.

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Alberto Castilla c/ Estado de Colombia

Sentencia C-035/16 de la Corte Constitucional de Colombia (Alberto Castilla y otros c/ Estado de Colombia)

Ciudadanos presentaron una demanda de inconstitucionalidad contra varias disposiciones de las leyes que aprobaron el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2010-2014 (Ley 1450 de 2011) y el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2014-2018 (Ley 1753 de 2015).

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Yount v. Salazar

Yount v. Salazar, Case No. CV11-8171 PCT-DGC (D. Ariz. 2014)
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

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Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc.

Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc. [2014] NSWCA 105
New South Wales Court of Appeal

Una empresa minera solicitó expandir una mina actual de carbón a cielo abierto, la Mina Warkworth, ubicada en el valle Hunter del estado de Nueva Gales del Sur.  La empresa buscaba explotar áreas que habían sido previamente estimadas ser no económicas, debido a los precios más bajos del carbón.  Dichas áreas, habían sido previamente designadas como áreas de “no perturbación” bajo consentimientos previos.

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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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