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Activists want no extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

By : Sustainability ..., May 18, 2020

Close to 1,000 representatives of environmental action groups, locals and academics have asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to grant extension of clearance to the state-run Kashang hydropower project in geologically fragile Kinnaur in Himachal...

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Key environment panels defer decisions on Dibang valley hydropower and Mumbai marina projects

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

Key expert panels of environment ministry have deferred decisions on certain projects, including 3,097 MW of Etalin Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang valley and Mumbai Port Trust’s marina project, due to emerging ecological concerns, questions on viability and...

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Around 4K objections against draft EIA rules filed from Maharashtra

By : Sustainability ..., May 8, 2020

Alleging that the Centre was diluting environment protection laws to allow construction in ecologically important areas, citizens and environment groups have filed 3,971 objections against the draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification, 2020 proposed by the Union...

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Need for green clearance way to achieve sustainable development, says SC

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

The need for environment clearance for a project must be seen as a measure to achieve sustainable development, the Supreme Court has said. The court ruled that the “concept of an ex-post facto EC (environmental clearance) is in derogation of the fundamental principles of...

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Nilgiris hydel power projects may get green nod without public hearings

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

Two major hydroelectric projects in eco-sensitive Nilgiris planned by the state government-run Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) are likely to get environmental clearances without the mandatory public hearings. A central government-appointed sub-...

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Delhi: Nod to expand waste plant at Okhla draws ire of locals

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

Going back on its previous directions, the Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) has now allowed the Okhla waste-to-energy plant to increase its power generation from 16 MW to 23 MW by amending the environmental clearance the plant had received in 2007. The latest...

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Centre eases CRZ rules for ‘Blue Flag’ beaches

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

The Environment Ministry has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules that restrict construction near beaches to help States construct infrastructure and enable them to receive ‘Blue Flag’ certification. Last year, the Ministry selected 13 beaches in India to vie for the...

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Centre's ambitious oil & gas output target hits environment hurdle

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India’s ambitious target to increase domestic oil and gas production has hit the environment roadblock now. Several assets under the discovered small fields rounds (DSF I & II) and open acreage licensing policy (OALP) are facing hurdles in getting clearances from...

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NGT: Deny clearance to thermal plants till they comply with standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 18, 2018

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and state environment impact assessment authorities to “not grant any new environment clearances...

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Centre gives green violators 6 months to get clearances

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 17, 2017

The environment ministry has given a six-month window as a onetime opportunity to green violators for getting environmental clearance for their projects which have been running without obtaining...

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