The National Green Tribunal Bill was considered by the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests following which they made certain recommendations in their report dated 24th November 2009. A summary of the recommendations made and proposed to be accepted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The National Green Tribunal Bill, 2009 that would judge environmental disputes.The tribunal will have the same powers as a civil court, will subsume various state-level authorities that address environmental issues as well as committees created by the Supreme Court for that purpose.

Writ Petition (Civil) No. 9340/2009 and CM Appl Nos. 7127/09 and 12496/2009. The challenge in this writ petition is to an order dated 14th October 2008 passed by the National Environmental Appellate Authority ("NEAA"), New Delhi dismissing the Appeal No. 12 of 2007 filed by the Appellant.

All hazardous waste generating industries in Goa have been via a notice issued by the Goa State Pollution Control Board directed to make an application to the Board on or before January 4, 2010, for obtaining authorisation as required under the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2008, notified under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has notified the Revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2009, which provide a legal framework for control of air pollution and protection of public health. The revised norms have come 15 years after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had notified the previously existing NAAQS in 1994.

Mahim Pratap Singh

BHOPAL: Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan informing him of

The Allahabad High Court on Monday issued notices to UP Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta, Ganga Expressway Chief Executive Officer Ravindra Singh, J P Infrastructure Chairman Manoj Gaur, the District Magistrate and the Additional SP of Mirzapur on a contempt petition alleging that they were working on a project in Mirzapur in violation of the court

A Bill to provide for the establishment of a National Green Tribunal for the effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental

The Goa State Pollution Control Board may find it difficult to issue show cause notices to erring units or mines, infrastructural projects including those in Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) areas as per an office order issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Ever since Jairam Ramesh took over as environment minister, change has become a constant in the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF). It began with his much-publicised move to fix glass doors in his room to promote transparency. Then came the polite burial of the ministry