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29 Jun 2016

Habi Center

Egypt: Habi Center requests Environmental Affairs Agency to disclose information regarding the use of coal by cement companies

In the context of the correspondences between Habi Center for Environmental Rights and The Environmental Affairs Agency (EAA) regarding the environmental and human rights violations committed by cement companies that use coal, Habi received another response from the EAA to the demands sent on 5th May 2016. The EAA’s response [stated that it would not be possible to publish] the content of environmental impact assessment studies of these companies and that the executive summary of these studies will be published on the internet in addition to the dates of consultation sessions… [On 27 June 2016,] Habi sent a letter to the EAA [repeating its demands] regarding the necessity of publishing the names of the companies that actually started using coal on EAA website in addition to publishing EIA studies or at least their executive summaries, the minutes of hearing sessions of these companies, the names of companies that will use the coal in future, and finally oblige these companies to publish the previously mentioned information on their websites. 

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Egypt: Habi Center calls on Suez Cement and Lafarge to curb pollution and publish environmental impact assessments

Lafarge & Suez Cement lawsuit (re air pollution, Egypt)