A farmer in Guanghan, Sichuan province, brought a lawsuit against the provincial environmental protection department to safeguard egrets in his forest, Chengdu Commercial Daily reported on Friday. Liao Quanfu contracted some 2 hectares of farmland to produce saplings in 1998 and he found that this attracted animals and birds…Full article: China Daily Nov 2013

Key point

  • In October 2011, a transformer substation was installed next to the forest. The farmer contends that the installation of the substation did not undergo a legitimate environmental assessment

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