National Environmental Tribunal Commence Lamu Coal Plant Hearings
Kenya’s National Environmental Tribunal (NET) has commenced hearings in to consider Save Lamu‘s groups’ objections regarding the insufficiency of the proposed Lamu coal plant’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. The Tribunal held the first hearing in Lamu from 11 to 12 May 2017, during which time they visited the project site and heard from witnesses pertaining to […]
False Claims on Approval by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Lamu Coal Plant
Pictured: Lamu residents hold placards in protest against the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) decision to hold a public hearing on the Lamu Coal Power Plant in an area that is inaccessible, December 6, 2016 |REUTERS, Abdallah Bargash   Yesterday Save Lamu  publicized a press release to clarify media reports that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) […]
Public Forum on Impacts of coal-related activities on the Coast
On 5 December 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and Mombasa-based Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), hosted a public forum to discuss the dynamics of this development and the role of the county governments in addressing the social, environmental and economic impacts of coal- related activities on the Coast. The event was supported by the Rift Valley […]
Saving Lamu: Protest against ERC Hearing
By Prince Papa, The public hearing between Save Lamu, the local county Government, Amu Power and NEMA that was planned to take place on December 6th didn’t finally happen as scheduled. Save Lamu activists and supporters organized an alternative public hearing in Lamu after the Energy Regulation Commission (ERC) had chosen an inaccessible and unsafe […]