Stop the EIA 2020 Notification from passing

Stop the EIA 2020 Notification from passing

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The Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 notification will make it easier for industrial, mining, real estate, or public infrastructure projects to make their establishments without proper environmental clearance. This will happen through the instruments of Ex-post facto clearance, and the lowering of the number of days allowed for public objection. The current version of the EIA makes it so that projects have to obtain environmental clearance before starting construction, but the new version says that they can get clearance during, or even after construction. This eradicates any (no matter how little it may be) effect the bill may have to save the environment.
Secondly, in the current version, the public receives a report about the possible environmental threats posed by a project, and have 30 days to read it and go to court to argue their case. Under the new version, this time period will be reduced. This means that ordinary citizens will have only 20 days to read a 1000+ page report in English and then discuss the issues with others, and then go argue their case. This again negates any impact the bill may have had in saving the environment.

In a time where climate change devastates us all, through things like Cyclone Amphan or Nisarga, we can no longer take environment as a light matter. Join us in making the government take it more seriously. We have till August 9th to have this bill withdrawn. So sign this petition. Email the government as shown at https://letmebreathe.in/2020/06/27/sample-letter-to-the-environment-ministry-to-withdraw-draft-eia-notification-2020/ . Do your bit to help the environment. Development and Environment CAN go hand in hand. You do not need to forego one for the other.