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KENYAN TRIBUNAL BLOCKS CONSTRUCTION OF COAL PLANT AT HERITAGE SITE

07/01/2019

On June 26, a Kenyan environmental tribunal blocked construction of a coal-fired power plant in Lamu County, where a UNESCO world heritage site is located. Environmental groups challenged the government's issuance of a license to a power company to operate the plant, arguing the plant would cause environmental damage. The tribunal found that the National Environmental Management Authority failed to adequately involve county residents in public participation, as required by law. For the full story, see https://www.apnews.com/04c8f0a0cb6a41cba853a74e431e62a7.