Save Lamu et al. v. National Environmental Management Authority and Amu Power Co. Ltd.
Principle law(s): Climate Change Act, 2016
Side A: Save Lamu et al. (Individual ngo)
Side B: National Environmental Management Authority (Government)
Side B: Amu Power Co. Ltd (Corporation)
The Tribunal ordered the Amu Power Company, if it should choose to pursue the project, to conduct a new EIA study in compliance with the EIA Regulations. The Tribunal further instructed the Amu Power Company that the new EIA study must include "all approved and legible detailed architectural and engineering plans for the plant and its ancillary facilities (such as the coal storage and handling facility and the ash pit with its location in relation to the sea shore), consideration of the Climate Change Act 2016, the Energy Act 2019 and the Natural Resources (Classes of Transactions subject to Ratification) Act 2016 in so far as the project will utilise sea water for the plant and/ or if applicable." The Amu Power Company has 30 days to appeal the decision.
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