Proposed Directive on Environmental Liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage

07.05.2003

Proposed Directive on Environmental Liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage

As you will be aware, the report on this significant piece of legislation was voted on by the Legal Affairs committee last week, with the next step being the vote in the plenary session in Strasbourg on 13th May. Whilst the outcome of the vote does not fully reflect our position, we see the Report adopted by the Legal Affairs Committee as a practical compromise which we support.

In light of the narrow timetable for voting, we have taken the step of writing to you to highlight some important elements of the proposed environmental liability regime which we consider are fundamental to a system which is legally certain as well as achieving the aim of reducing the occurrence of pollution in the first instance.

 

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