Argentina

FOMEA v. MSU S.A., Rio Energy S.A., & General Electric

Jurisdiction: Federal Court of San Nicolás


Side A: FOMEA (Ngo)


Side B: MSU S.A. (Corporation)


Side B: Rio Energy S.A. (Corporation)


Side B: General Electric (Corporation)


Core objectives:

Petition sought to block thermoelectric plant


Summary
In May 2017 the environmental group FOMEA brought a preventive action against the thermoelectric power station MSU S.A. - Rio Energy S.A. and against General Electric International, inc. for its plant located in the city of San Nicolás in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The petition seeks to block the plant on the ground that its construction began without a required environmental certificate, and the plant is inconsistent with international climate agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement because it will use fossil fuels. The complaint also relies on Argentina's civil code, Constitution and General Law of the Environment, as well as a number of international human rights treaties.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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