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JAL thermal plant: The dust refuses to settle
Solan, June 2012: A landmark High Court verdict has ordered JAL’s illegally cleared thermal power plant in Himachal closed and levied damages of Rs 100 crore. But the local petitioners vow to continue the fight against the company’s polluting cement plant which has got away. Read media story…

Activists Urge for More Openness in Green Policy Drafting
8 June 2012. CHENNAI – Thirty-eight environmental and social organisations from across Tamil Nadu have expressed their disappointment with the Department of Environment’s lack of seriousness and consultation in drafting the State Environmental Policy. Read more…

Tribunal rejects IL&FS’ plea to allow work on Cuddalore plant
New Delhi, Jun 05 2012 The National Green Tribunal has refused to stay its order suspending the environment clearance granted to IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Ltd for its 3,600 MW thermal power plant in the state’s Cuddalore district. Read media story…

Green tribunal asks MoEF to make public info on projects
NEW DELHI, 27 May, 2012: Stressing on greater transparency, the National Green Tribunal has asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to
bring in public domain the relevant information regarding ventures in eco-fragile zones. Read media story…

Green Tribunal suspends License for 3600MW IL&FS power plant in
Cuddalore; Directs carrying capacity study for Cuddalore

Chennai, 24 May 2012: In a far-reaching order, the National Green Tribunal suspended the environmental clearance given to IL&FS’s 3600 MW coal-fired power plant in Cuddalore district, and ordered the Environment Ministry to conduct a study to assess the carrying capacity of Cuddalore region considering the existing industries and proposed industrialisation. Read More…

Electrical Accident at MALCO Coalyard; 1 dead; 1 injured
Mettur, May 17, 2012: One truck driver, aged about 40 years, was killed, and a cleaner injured in an electrical accident at the MALCO coal yard in Mettur railway station. Read More…

Beneficiary Bureaucrats; Vigilance asks Jaypee to furnish details
Shimla, May 14, 2012: Having come under the scanner of investigating agencies for doling out favours to influential persons, Jaypee Associates Ltd (JAL) has been asked to furnish details of wards of bureaucrats who have been given jobs in the company and admission in its IT university at Vaknaghat. Read media story…

Jaypee’s Cement Plant Continuing To Pollute
Shimla, 12 May 2012: Him Parivesh Environment Protection Society today convened a meeting under the leadership of Jagjit Singh Dukhiya to discuss matters related to gross violations of Pollution related norms in the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Industrial Area. Read More…

‘Jaypee’s cement plant still polluting environs’
Solan, May 12, 2012: The Him Parivesh Environment Protection Society today alleged that the cement grinding and blending unit of Jaiprakash Associates Limited at Bagheri continued to pollute the area as massive toxic dust was visible, especially early in the mornings. Read media story…

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