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CSE supports the principle that the Supreme Court has established today that diesel cars are more polluting and should pay Environment Compensation Charge (ECC)

  • The order further states that the application from the Amicus Curiae on enhanced ECC for all diesel cars will be taken up and decided subsequently. CSE urges that this be expedited quickly

Wheels are turning

Let’s share cars; take a bus or metro; cycle or walk

Early this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government. This is a scheme to ration car usage so that in the critically polluted winter months only half the vehicles are on the road. Their arguments were that the scheme had led to enormous inconvenience and worse, daily pollution data showed no impact on air quality. Cars, they said, were not responsible for pollution. 

Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Limits on Power Plants

June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

How to plant trees for development

Today, in India, forest protection happens against all odds. There is no economic value seen in forests, but there is value seen in the development project for which forestland is required. Clearly, this is not the way to go. We need a value to be paid for standing forests; it needs to be shared with people who inhabit these lands; we need to grow trees in ways which bring money to the poor; and we need to learn how to protect, regenerate and grow trees, all at the same time.

Churning Still Water - Briefing Paper on Urban Waterbodies

Urban waterbodies play an important role in flood control, groundwater recharge and water supply to help cities adapt to climate change effects.

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Court’s verdict on coal block allocation provides an opportunity to reform the entire mining sector: CSE

New Delhi, September 25, 2014: In its final verdict on the coal block allocation case delivered on September 24, 2014, the Supreme Court has cancelled 214 coal blocks that were allotted since 1993. 

Supreme Court admits EPCA report on priority measures to control air pollution

Issues notices to Centre and governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh 

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Issues notices to Centre and governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

Green rupee in a mess

The rupee has crashed, growth is down and there is panic that the India story may be over or, at least, seriously dented. For most commentators, the underlying reason for the decline is green regulations. They think environmentalists are squarely to blame.

Lift your head from the sand

The outrage over the suspension of an official, Durga Shakti Nagpal, for simply doing her job—check illegal sand mining in the rivers of Uttar Pradesh—has highlighted a crucial issue. It is now evident that illegal mining of sand from rivers and beaches is rampant and the underbelly of this industry (I’m calling it industry for want of a better word) is powerful and connected. Worse still, all this is happening in violation of the orders of the apex court of the country.

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