Iron ore mining was banned in Karnataka by a Supreme Court order post allegations of illegal activities resulting in environmental abuse. In April 2013, the court ordered recommencement of mining in the state with a cap of 30 million metric tonnes per annum. … [Read more...] about SC dismisses Vedanta plea to export iron ore from Karnataka [Read Judgment]
The Court was of the view that it was pre-mature to dispense with the monitoring system, and held that the restoration of ‘normalcy’ in the process of sale and purchase of iron-ore must wait for the future and that till then the present arrangements should continue. … [Read more...] about SC Dsimisses Plea For Scrapping e-Auction Of Iron-Ore And Manganese By SC Monitoring Committee [Read Order]
The judgment has accepted many of the recommendations Justice Shah Commission . The Central Government appointed the Justice Shah Commission under Section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 by notification dated 22.11.2010. On the basis of findings in the report of the Justice Shah Commission on illegal mining in the State of Goa, the Goa Foundation has filed Writ Petition (C) 435 of 2012 as Public Interest Litigation praying for directions to the Union of India and the State of Goa to take steps for termination of the mining leases of lessees involved in mining in violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development)Act, 1957, the Mineral Concessions Rules, 1960, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as well as the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. The Goa Foundation has prayed that a … [Read more...] about SC issues guidelines for iron ore mining in GOA, permits regulated mining based on precautionary principle
The legal issue is important, because although pets are not permitted in supermarkets under the federal Food Code, service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are exempt from the restriction. The problem is, there is no absolutely clear-cut definition of service animal or registration procedure. That has prompted a number of pet owners to claim that ordinary companion animals qualify to accompany them on their grocery-shopping trips, according to the newspaper. … [Read more...] about Definition of ‘Service Animal’ a Hot Issue in Pet-Friendly Portland, Ore.
Neighbors complained that by feeding the bears Noyes put their homes and livestock at risk; she said she began doing so, in 2002, after losing her daughter one year and her husband the next. Four bears were shot and killed in one month in 2008 after they were determined to be a safety risk to people. … [Read more...] about Banned from Her Home for 3 Years for Feeding Bears, Ore. Woman Loses Appeal