Vedanta Ltd today said its mines in Goa will be impacted following the Supreme Courtjudgement to cancel the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases in the state. The apex court yesterday quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases in Goa in 2015, saying the sole motive of the companies behind the commercial activity was profit maximisation and […]
The Supreme Court Wednesday quashed the Goa government’s second renewal of iron ore mining licences to 88 companies during 2014-15, saying the “unduly hasty” decision was “not in the interests of mineral development”.
The Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it would not be possible to do a complete switch over from coal-based power plants—identified as the one of the biggest sources of pollution—to natural gas-based plants for electricity generation, due to the paucity of domestic natural gas. The government said that the existing stock of […]
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the cement industry to use petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal which had temporarily been banned as pollution levels shot up in Delhi last month.
The Supreme Court-appointed environment panel has directed oil companies to hand over a list of all their dealers to ensure that high-polluting petcoke and furnance oil is not rolled out in the market across Delhi and neighbouring states.
With air pollution rising to dangerous levels in India, home to twenty of the world’s most polluted cities, the Supreme Court on Friday asked why battery-run and solar energy-run vehicles were not being manufactured in the country on a large scale to replace petrol/diesel-run cars.
Construction of a new bridge replacing the demolished Hancock bridge in Byculla may start soon as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received respite from the Supreme Court.
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board(HSPCB) will issue directions to industries on Thursday to stop using furnace oil and petroleum coke as fuel, after the Supreme Court issued directions to control pollution on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court set aside the order of the Gujarat ElectricityRegulatory Commission (GERC) extending the ‘control period’ to allow a private discom to levy a particular rate power tariff on grounds of delay in commissioning of the project.
The Union food processing industries ministry has been allowed to use diesel generators to power an international event, though such machines are banned in the Capital as part of a graded response action plan against air pollution.