Barbara Creecy orders full release of heavy polluters’ emissions data
Decision shows companies cannot hide behind the government, says Centre for Environmental Rights lawyer
Minister of environment, forestry & fisheries Barbara Creecy has ordered her department to disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) data of SA’s largest polluters.
Creecy upheld an appeal lodged by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), a group of activist lawyers, against her department’s refusal to disclose crucial GHG emission data and emissions-reduction plans for 16 heavy polluters. These include Eskom, Sasol, ArcelorMittal, PPC, Exxaro, South32, Glencore, Seriti Resources, Sappi and Anglo American...