India's top court on Tuesday banned the use of petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in New Delhi in a bid to clean the air in one of the world's most polluted cities. The Supreme Court, which recently banned the sale of firecrackers in the New Delhi area, also ordered a ban on the sale and use of furnace oil — another dirty refinery by-product — in and around the capital and ordered implementation of strict emission norms by the end of December. "It is a big win for clean air," Sunita Narain, an environmental activist and a member of a ...
Supreme Court bans use of dirtier coal alternative in New Delhi
In a bid to clean the air in one of the world's most polluted cities