Earlier this week, we said goodbye to ELAW Fellow Rahul Choudhary. Rahul is a lawyer with the Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment (LIFE), based in Delhi. Rahul and his partners have been winning big victories before India’s National Green Tribunal, including protecting communities and wetlands from coal-fired power plants, and winning an order to relocate some of India’s 400 remaining Asiatic lions to ensure their survival.
Though Rahul has worked with the ELAW team for years via email, this was the first time he met many of us in person. Our Staff Lawyers and Staff Scientists were thrilled to collaborate with Rahul on his priority projects face-to-face. Rahul received scientific and legal support from the ELAW team and met with local experts to learn about current environmental initiatives in the United States. Rahul learned about legal efforts to address climate change, how we manage municipal waste, and how we protect forests and wetlands here in Oregon.
Many thanks to ELAW’s host families for helping Rahul connect with the local community. He visited ELAW’s renowned Saturday Market, the Oregon coast, and the Cascades.