The Puthuvype LPG terminal Virudha Samara Samithi has alleged that they were not informed about the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests’ decision to renew the environmental clearance (EC) for the upcoming LPG terminal.
The Samara Samithi leaders said that while a dispute was on, it was the offices concerned’s responsibility to inform about the renewal of EC through the Court. The LPG terminal project is facing the wrath of Puthuvype natives who are on an indefinite strike.
The Samara Samithi had filed an appeal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) challenging the Union Ministry’s order granting the extension of validity of environmental clearance for the terminal. However, the Tribunal dismissed the appeal on the grounds of limitation. As per the NGT norms, the appellant must have approached the tribunal within 30 days of issuing the order. The NGT while dismissing the appeal pointed out that the Samara Samithi challenged the order 60 days after the date of communication of the order.