2018-11-20
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/28322-european-commission-air-pollution-citizen-justice-court

European Commission Sues Members for Air Pollution

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France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the United Kingdom are referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to respect agreed air quality limit values and for failing to take appropriate measures to keep exceedance periods as short as possible.

Official Press Release European Commission:

Air quality: Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution

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Air quality: Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution

The Commission is standing up for Europeans' need to breathe clean air.

The Commission is providing national, regional and local actors with practical help to improve air quality in Europe, and stepping up its enforcement against 7 Member States who have breached agreed EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars. Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella said: “The decision to refer Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU has been taken on behalf of Europeans. We have said that this Commission is one that protects. Our decision follows through on that claim. The Member States referred to the Court today have received sufficient 'last chances' over the last decade to improve the situation. It is my conviction that today's... ... More: Official Press Release European Commission

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