Illegal Mining in the Core Area of Sanjiangyuan, but Environmental Litigation Has Experienced Twists and Turns. Why? CBCGDF Media Livestreams to Follow
2020/12/31 15:38:00 本站

A trading company in Qinghai Province has been illegally mining coal resources in Qumalai County, Yushu Prefecture from 2008 to 2016.


The coal mine owned by the company is located in the core area of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve. Industrial waste, domestic garbage and other solid wastes generated by coal mining and production are mixed and piled, which seriously affects and destroys the surface grasslands of the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve and natural vegetation, have caused pollution to the grasslands, soil and water sources in the nature reserve, and there is a risk of geological disasters such as mining collapse and mudslides, which has severely damaged the fragile plateau ecological environment of the Three Rivers Source.


In the second half of 2020, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) received two rulings from the Intermediate People’s Court of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province and the Higher People’s Court of Qinghai Province, that believed that the environmental civil public interest litigation filed by the CBCGDF cannot list the administrative agency as a defendant, and that the CBCGDF does not have the qualifications of the environmental public interest litigation (EPIL) subject.


In response to the above two rulings, CBCGDF prepares to apply to the Supreme People's Court for a retrial. Before the retrial was initiated, the CBCGDF Legal Department invited experts, scholars, media, environmental protection volunteers, and social organizations concerned about CBCGDF and EPIL to discuss together. The seminar time is December 31, 2020, online and offline simultaneously.

Click here for a replay of the live seminar . Stay tuned for more.

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By / Maggie