| Rahul Choudhary speaks with community members in Mandi District, Himachal
Pradesh, who are concerned about plans for a hydropower project that
threatens 100 villages.
June 7, 2013
We are pleased to welcome Rahul Choudhary who arrived this morning for a 10-day ELAW Fellowship.
Rahul is winning big victories before India's National Green Tribunal.
Rahul has protected communities and wetlands in Chhattisgarh threatened by a coal-fueled power plant and communities in Orissa threatened by a polluting steel plant.
The National Green Tribunal recently appointed Rahul to investigate claims that an incinerator in South Delhi is emitting life-threatening levels of toxic metals, including lead.
Rahul is also working to protect India's 400 remaining Asiatic lions. He helped win orders last month to re-locate part of the population, to ensure their survival.
Rahul is an attorney with the Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment (LIFE), a non-profit organization based in Delhi. Rahul's organization has worked closely with ELAW for many years and co-hosted the 2012 ELAW Annual Meeting, in Goa.
Our Staff Lawyers and Staff Scientists are excited to collaborate with Rahul. We will tour the West Eugene Wetlands, the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast, as well as Lane County's Short Mountain sanitary landfill!
Join me in welcoming Rahul to Eugene!
All the best,
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide