WTF, Vedanta ResourcesMarch 7, 2010
Despite the bad publicity (and sternly worded blog posts from me, here and here), the UK-owned corporation Vedanta Resources and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests show no signs of backing down from this polluting project. I also haven’t heard whether James Cameron has taken up the tribe’s plea for assistance. I guess he’s pretty busy at the Oscar’s tonight, but wouldn’t it be great if he said something about this at the awards ceremony?
All in all, this really sucks for the people there because the air and water in Lanjigarh, Orissa are really nasty. Heck even the Orissa State Pollution Control Board says so. It’s a pretty grim situation that we’ve documented extensively in this report.
That leaves you– you can take action here. In case you need to be guilt-tripped into taking the action, see this video below. In other words, PLEASE take action.