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Allotment of Gondalpura Coal Block to the Adani Group violates Forest Rights Act

Allotment of Gondalpura Coal Block to the Adani Group violates Forest Rights Act

To Shri A L Meena Union Coal Secretary Shri A K Jha Union Secretary for Tribal affairs Dear S/Shri Meena and Jha, I understand that the Ministry of Coal has allotted Gondalpura coal block in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand in favour of the Adani Group and the local communities who would be displaced, including adivasis, are protesting against it (https://thewire.in/rights/gondalpura-coal-mining-adani-group-protests).[Read More…]

by 19/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Why the Deucha Pachami Coal Project Should be Given Up at an Early Stage

Why the Deucha Pachami Coal Project Should be Given Up at an Early Stage

As the crisis of climate change has aggravated rapidly, there is a strong reason for being highly cautious about development of any new coal projects. Nevertheless, countries of the global south cannot entirely ban such development as they have to be concerned also about their crucial energy needs as well and of developing their own resources within the country for[Read More…]

by 29/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Can We Abandon Pollutive Fossil Fuels and Avoid an Energy Crisis?

Can We Abandon Pollutive Fossil Fuels and Avoid an Energy Crisis?

Similar to the two navigational hazards mythologized as sea monsters in ancient Greece—Scylla and Charybdis—which gave rise to sayings such as, “between the devil and the deep blue sea” and “between a rock and a hard place,” modern energy policy has its own Scylla and Charybdis. On the one hand is the requirement to maintain sufficient energy flows to avoid[Read More…]

by 04/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Coal Worries in India

Coal Worries in India

Coal is now a major subject of news on India. This is happening in the background of the on-going war in Ukraine and West’s pressure on India to join West’s sanctions on Russia. A Reuters report from Chennai — Power-hungry India halts passenger trains to free up track to move coal — said on April 30, 2022: India has boosted[Read More…]

by 30/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Private companies exploiting the coal crisis- Need for an investigation

Private companies exploiting the coal crisis- Need for an investigation

 To Shri A K Jain Union Coal Secretary Dear Shri Jain, The 2021 coal crisis has severely impacted the power sector, especially the performance of the DISCOMs operating within the State sector. As a result of the shortfalls in coal supplies, the DISCOMs were forced to import coal at exorbitant prices, which in turn escalated the price of electricity. As a[Read More…]

by 04/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal

Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal

He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations.  But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani’s Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview that his understanding of transparency was rather far from the dictionary version.  When asked how the Carmichael Coal Mine was getting its water, he[Read More…]

by 26/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Coal is coming back in Europe as Gas is Scarce

Coal is coming back in Europe as Gas is Scarce

Coal is a hot issue in this energy-starved world. There is a drive to get out of coal for a better climate. But coal is coming back in Europe. A Bloomberg report said: “Europe is so short of natural gas that the continent — usually seen as the poster child for the global fight against emissions — is turning to[Read More…]

Coal Pollution Puts The Lives Of Villagers Into Misery And Land Them In Jail For Protesting It

Coal Pollution Puts The Lives Of Villagers Into Misery And Land Them In Jail For Protesting It

On 19th March I along with Ananta , social activist, Advocate Pradosh Mohanty and Adv. Gaiendra Pradhan visited the villages like Kandadhuda, Beleimunda and Ratanpur in Hemagiri Block of Sundargarh District severally affected by acute pollution by MCL coal transport since 2012. We met with villagers including women who were ill treated, beaten by the police as well as school[Read More…]

by 21/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Environmental Disaster and Health Crisis in Cerrejon

Environmental Disaster and Health Crisis in Cerrejon

At Cerrejon (Colombia), the largest open-pit coal mine in Latin America owned equally by BHP (Australia), Anglo American PLC (United Kingdom) and Glencore (Switzerland), the situation of the indigenous people is progressively worsening. Cerrejon Limited has informed the workers that “all the existing shifts will be unified into a single 7-day work, for three days off.” With the enforcement of the new shifts, “workers[Read More…]

by 22/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
 Post-Facto ‘Clearance’ of 16 years of Illegal Coal Mining in Dehing Patkai  and Fresh Approval for Mining by NBWL is an Environmental Travesty!

 Post-Facto ‘Clearance’ of 16 years of Illegal Coal Mining in Dehing Patkai  and Fresh Approval for Mining by NBWL is an Environmental Travesty!

12th July, 2020: National Alliance of People’s Movements expresses deep concern over the series of destructive and extractive projects being taken up in the bio-diverse rich regions of the North-Eastern states that jeopardize the interests of wildlife and humans alike. ‘Dehing Patkai’ in Upper Assam became a flash point of resistance last month after the recent “recommendation for approval” by[Read More…]

Letter To Prime Minister On Coal Auction

Letter To Prime Minister On Coal Auction

Respected Sri Narendra Modi ji, We understand that the Union Ministry of Coal is going ahead with the auction of 41 coal blocks in MP, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra and that the private players to whom those coal blocks will be allotted will have the freedom to mine the coal and put it to any end-use they wish. Apparently,[Read More…]

by 09/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
‘70% of India’s coal-fired power stations may not meet environmental norms by 2022’

‘70% of India’s coal-fired power stations may not meet environmental norms by 2022’

The sector must meet the environmental norms to ensure ‘our right to breathe in clean air,’ says CSE report New Delhi: With barely two years to go before the deadline hits India’s coal-fired power plants to meet the stringent new emission norms by 2022, which were set in December 2015 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC),[Read More…]

by 22/05/2020 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Privatisation of coal and mineral mining and corporatization of farming

Privatisation of coal and mineral mining and corporatization of farming

The Central Government through its Finance Minister announced on 16th of May what it calls major structural changes which they claim will catapult India on the world stage and thanked Covid-19 for giving them this opportunity to make India a self-sufficient world economic power. Firstly, commercial mining of coal and minerals will now be open to all private parties which[Read More…]

by 19/05/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Time To Relook At India’s Erstwhile Coal Cess

Time To Relook At India’s Erstwhile Coal Cess

In the nondescript landscape of Tetariakhar coal mines in Basiya village, India the localvillagers bear the brunt of development, for ‘others’ far away. At the fringes, the Dalitfamilies are coerced to move out due to expansion of mines. 1 The miners have tocontend with air filled with coal dust that exacerbate health issues like asthma andother respiratory problems. The carbon[Read More…]

by 10/08/2017 2 comments Environmental Protection
Indonesian Borneo Is Finished: They Also Rape Orangutans

Indonesian Borneo Is Finished: They Also Rape Orangutans

  How destructive can man get, how ruthless, in his quest to secure maximum profit, even as he endangers the very survival of our planet? The tropical forests of Kalimantan (known as Borneo in Malaysia), the third largest island in the world, have almost totally disappeared. Coalmines are savagely scarring the hills; the rivers are polluted, and countless species are[Read More…]

Australia, India And Coal Proliferation

Australia, India And Coal Proliferation

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in New Delhi today on a four-day visit. It is widely expected that he will advocate for, among other things, increased coal and Uranium export from Australia to India. The issue of coal export to India gains significance in the backdrop that world’s largest coal mine in Australia is being planned to be developed[Read More…]

Anti-Coal Power Plant Activist Threatened With Death In Banlgadesh: Ensure Safety Of Anu Muhammad

Anti-Coal Power Plant Activist Threatened With Death In Banlgadesh: Ensure Safety Of Anu Muhammad

On 13 October 2016, Anu Muhammad received two messages on his phone from the same number. The first one was sent at approximately 1 am and stated “Death keeps no calendar, and Ansatullah knows no time!”. The second one was sent at 8.43 pm, when he was on his way to Rampura police station to file a complaint about the first threat. It said “Say ‘yes’ to Rampal, otherwise, you must will be hacked to death incredibly by us!”.

China: Is Peak Coal Part Of Its Problem?

China: Is Peak Coal Part Of Its Problem?

The world’s coal resources are clearly huge. How could China, or the world in total, reach peak coal in a timeframe that makes a difference? If we look at China’s coal production and consumption in BP’s 2016 Statistical Review of World Energy (SRWE), this is what we see: Figure 1. China’s production and consumption of coal based on BP 2016 SRWE. Figure 2[Read More…]

by 20/06/2016 Comments are Disabled Resource Crisis