News Brief | November 2013
Show-cause notice to Oil and Natural Gas Commission over oil spill
The Union environment ministry (MoEF) has ordered the closure of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission's (ONGC) pipeline that caused an oil spill off the Uran coast. The ministry set up a panel, headed by JS Kamyotra, to inspect the site and submit a report. The MoEF also issued a show-cause notice to the ONGC, demanding why action should not be taken against it under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.