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Vanessa Hariharan started this petition to EIA DRAFT 2020

Right now people around the world are fighting to stop the processing of the new EIA draft.  Before I continue further, let me tell you what EIA is.

EIA (Environment impact assessment) is a process under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, which prevents industrial and infrastructural projects from being approved without proper oversight. This process ensures that every project should go through the EIA process for obtaining prior environmental clearance.

EIA covers projects such as mining of coal or other minerals, infrastructure development, thermal, nuclear and hydropower projects, real estate and other industrial projects. The projects are assessed based on their potential impact on the environment. Based on the assessments, they are granted or denied environmental clearance by a panel of experts.

But now there's a new EIA 2020 draft. 

Since our planet has become more vulnerable to climate change (increase in storms, etc) it would seem very logical for this new draft to have a set of tighter, more stricter rules, right? Actually it's the exact opposite. 

Basically, this new draft gives a new provision that projects operating in violation of environment act will now be able to apply for clearance. These projects will not be exhibited for public hearing. 

There is no scope for any public complaint about violations. The most interesting thing is the violators to disclose that they broke the law, which in this commercial world does not make any sense. 

We can't let this process to go through. Mother Nature is literally struggling to keep our planet in shape. Instead of being proud of her resilience, we are taking advantage of it. She provides us with everything we need to survive and thrive, yet we are finding and using more destructive and poisonous things.

Let us do at least one thing right for our planet, and stop proceeding with this process.

Sign this petition. Share this to others. Let's save our home from further destruction, together, before it's too late. 

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