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Canada: Supreme Court rules National Energy Board failed to properly consult with Inuit on seismic testing, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline
In a pair of unanimous decisions, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the National Energy Board has the authority to conduct consultations on the government's behalf, and that it did so adequately in one case and insufficiently in another. The Clyde...
Author: Chris D'Angelo, Huffington Post (USA)
"Boss of coal-hauling railroad says 'fossil fuels are dead," 20 July 2017...
USA: 3 Californian communities sue 37 “carbon majors” seeking compensation for costs of adapting to sea level rises linked to climate change
Indian communities affected by adverse impacts of coal-fired power plant ask US court to reconsider doctrine of “absolute immunity” from lawsuits of Intl. Finance Corp.
Author: EarthRights International
"Judge Declares World Bank Immunity Cases “Wrongly Decided”; Indian Plaintiffs Ask D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Review “Absolute Immunity” Doctrine", 25 Jul 2017...
- Related stories: Intl. Finance Corp. lawsuit (re financing of coal-fired plant in India)
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
- Related companies: Tata Group
Author: World Wildlife Fund (Switzerland)
"Biggest EU investors are partly aligned with Paris Agreement but more efforts needed", 4 July 2017...
Author: Lina Echeverri, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Cerrejón
We have read carefully the 2016 Defenders of the Earth report, published by Global Witness. The loss of any human life is cause for sorrow, and this is particularly the case where people are killed as they are trying to defend their land and their...
- Related stories: New Global Witness report finds govts., businesses & investors are fuelling violence against defenders, 200 of whom were killed in 2016
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
- Related companies: Anglo American BHP Billiton Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore) Glencore
Nigeria: Youths in Ibeno protest against oil spills allegedly from ExxonMobil facilities; company denies spills are from their facility
Author: Okon Bassey, This Day (Nigeria)
"Nigeria ExxonMobil Denies Oil Spills in Ibeno As Youths Protest, Block Workers At...", 21 July 2017...
- Related companies: ExxonMobil
Author: Equipo Jurídico Pueblos, Funtramiexco, Fenasintrap, C.U.T y seis organizaciones más
Nuevo atentado contra la libertad y la vida del sindicalista y defensor de derechos humanos Francisco Ramírez" - 20 de julio de 2017...
China moves forward with its national policy to reduce coal consumption, yet increases external financing for coal in Brazil
Author: Milton Leal, China Dialogue (UK)
"Chinese involvement in Brazilian coal power sector causes concern" 10 July 2017...
Peru: UN Working Group statement raises concerns about social conflicts associated with large-scale business operations
Following a country visit to Peru, UN Working Group experts raised concerns about the high number of social conflicts related to large-scale business operations and noted that the majority of cases are related to protests by local communities against...