In Kenya, a local community group came together and created a group called “Save Lamu” in response to environmental threats to their local area by a coal mine. They successfully challenged the licensing of a coal-fired power plant on the basis it was granted without a proper environmental impact assessment was conducted.
A Chinese environmental protection NGO was granted standing to bring a claim against a shipping company. They claimed the company was creating pollution during the process of unloading, washing and transporting iron ore. The case was resolved through mediation and the defendant was required to correct its environmental violations. This was the first public interest […]
The US Endangered Species Act of 1973 required federal agencies to ensure that any authorised actions did not jeopardize endangered or threatened species or destroy natural habitats. A 1986 amendment to the act limited it scope to actions in the United States or on the high seas. The court case concerned US funding of development […]