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Environment is not impeding growth’: CSE responds to industry leaders’ open letter

New Delhi, October 13, 2011: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed its strong disagreement with some of the contents of an ‘open letter to leaders’, written recently by India’s top industrialists. In a response to the open letter, CSE’s director general Sunita Narain has refuted the industry leaders’ contention that environmental clearances are delaying projects and hampering growth.

System of green clearances not working for environment and people and clearances not the impediment to growth, says CSE’s new study

  • New assessment by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds unprecedented scale of clearances being given by the ministry of environment to industrial projects in the last five years

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CSE surveys noise pollution in Delhi

CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab tracks noise levels in Delhi and finds them to be very high in some places 

  • Constant exposure to noise can have serious health implications, ranging from deafness to heart conditions to sleep disorders

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CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms

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Deafening Noise

CSE slams petrol price hikes, calls for similar hikes on diesel prices

CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

It is leading to gross misuse of the poor persons’ fuel by rich car owners, massive revenue losses for the government, and serious damage to public health

Government should ban use of diesel in cars, increase price of diesel and tax on diesel cars

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CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

CSE’s international conference on parking reforms

Call for a parking strategy for better management that can control traffic chaos as well as dampen parking demand and car usage

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Delhi, August 17, 2011

CSE releases its new report in Ranchi

Report supports proposal to share 26 per cent net profits of mining companies with local communities

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Report supports proposal to share 26 per cent net profits of mining companies with local communities

CSE welcomes and supports finance minister's move to consider removing subsidy on diesel used in passenger cars

  • Says this will check use of diesel in cars and cut toxic risk from diesel emissions. Will curb energy guzzling incited by cheap diesel and the shift towards bigger engines and SUVs

  • Will help government cap revenue losses from luxury consumption of diesel

'Energy' drinks packed with caffeine, finds CSE’s latest study. They could be a health hazard

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples
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Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples

CSE’s Green Schools Awards, 2010-11

Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Gobar Times national and state-level Green School Awards for 2010-11 announced and presented. This is the fifth year of the awards

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Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

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See also

Profiles of Some of the Schools

The Award  Winners – 2010-11

CSE welcomes Group of Ministers' decision on mining bill

  • Coal mining firms will now have to share 26 per cent of profits with local people

  • Important step towards inclusive growth, says CSE

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  • Coal mining firms will now have to share 26 per cent of profits with local people

  • Important step towards inclusive growth, says CSE

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