ELAW director: ‘Trump has just stuck his thumb in that momentum and that’s a tragedy’

EUGENE, Ore. – Local reaction is pouring in about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. In Eugene, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is warning of the dangers of leaving the deal. ELAW director Bern Johnson says Thursday was a shocking and tragic day. He says damaging...

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ELAW Partner in Nepal Wins 25 Year Fight for Nature

Mount Everest at sunset.  Prakash has fought to protect glaciers on the world’s highest peak.  (PHOTO: Ashley White) Prakash Mani Sharma is a tireless environmental advocate for communities in Nepal.  Prakash and his organization, the Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public) have fought for decades to protect Nepal’s unique landscapes, including the...

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From ELAW: Victory for Access to Information in South Africa

ELAW partners in South Africa secured a major victory affirming the right to access environmental information from corporations when it is needed to protect constitutional rights. For over ten years, a South African community-rights organization sought access to a steel corporation’s records after the company had illegally dumped hazardous waste....

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Holding Corporations Accountable for Damaging the Climate

A new report published by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide concludes that courts in several countries are poised to pursue climate justice. “Some people are profiting enormously from damaging the climate, while others will bear the costs of that climate damage,” says Jennifer Gleason, ELAW Staff Attorney. Jen led a...

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From ELAW: Cleaning Up the Ganges

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has closed a polluting sugar mill and distillery in Uttar Pradesh and ordered the inspection of 956 other factories that release effluents into India’s most sacred waterway. “Mark was a great help,” says ELAW partner Rahul Choudhary. “Now he will help prioritize which of the...

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