The Coordinate Bench of Bombay High Court rules that petitions challenging certain provisions of Coastal Regulation Zones need not be entertained by the High Court because the petitioners have an alternate and efficacious remedy before the National Green Tribunal.
The Gauhati High Court disposes of a Suo Moto writ as well as the PIL relating to the preservation and proper management of Deepor Beel in Guwahati in compliance to the order passed by the Supreme Court.
Uttarakhand High Court noted that the controversy between the parties is whether Government can issue a letter of intent prior to issuance of no objection certificate, consent to establish and consent to operate a polluting unit in Uttarakhand by the State Pollution Control Board.
An NGT report exposed the fact that the oilfield in Assam is operating without mandatory environmental clearances. It also said that a blowout has been spewing gas for 160 days now, impacting 10 km of eco-sensitive land.