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Pollution & Climate Change

groundWork and VEJA’s Appeal against unlawful postponement of minimum emission standards granted to ArcelorMittal SA

AMSA’s Minimum Emission Standard (MES) Postponement Application, Background Information Document, February 2019

groundWork and VEJA objection to MES postponement

AMSA postponement application

National Air Aquality Officer (NAQO) decision on AMSA MES postponement (23 March 2020)

groundWork and VEJA’s appeal against the NAQO’s decision to grant AMSA’s Application to postpone MES (23 March 2020)


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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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