As reported in ELAW’s 1994-1995 Biennial Report

To challenge environmental abuses and advance sustainable solutions, environmental advocates need scientific resources:
Lawyers with FUNDE-PUBLICO in Colombia represented a community challenging a rice processing plant's practice of dumping rice hulls into the La Carpeta River. Seeking a solution to the plant's disposal problem, FUNDE-PUBLICO contacted a scientist participating in the scientific support network. He suggested, the plant burn the hulls to produce steam energy. FUNDE-PUBLICO and the plant have reached a settlement and the plant is burning the hulls to create energy.