Supreme Court Asks States And Union Territories To Prohibit Pet Coke & Furnace Oil

Team SoOLEGAL 18 Nov 2017 12:10pm

Supreme Court Asks States And Union Territories To Prohibit Pet Coke & Furnace Oil

The Supreme Court Bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Dipak Gupta has requested all States and Union Territories to move forward towards a nationwide ban on the use of pet coke and furnace oil to power up industries, in a bid to fight pollution.

The Environment Bench of the Supreme Court had already ordered a ban on the industrial use of pet coke and furnace oil in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan on October 24.

This ban specifically came after an Environment Pollution Control Authority Report recommended the ban on sale, distribution and use of furnace oil and pet coke in the National Capital Region (NCR). Their use is already prohibited in Delhi.

“We may note that the pollution caused by pet coke and furnace oil is not a problem confined only to NCR but appears to be a problem faced by almost all the States and Union Territories in the country,” said the Bench in their written order.

Pursuant to the Supreme Court ban, both the Environment Ministry and the Central Pollution Control Board, on November 15, brought into “immediate effect a prohibition on the use of pet coke and furnace oil by any industry, operation or processes within the States of U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan until further orders”.

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