Veerappa Moily’s New Green Suit Riles Environment Activists

Veerappa Moily’s appointment as the new union minister of state for environment and forests (MoEF) despite his eco-hostile track record even when heading other ministries has led to strong ire among the green lobby in the country. “Under Jayanthi Natarajan, the MoEF’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on river valley and hydroelectric projects never rejected final environment clearance to any project.

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