Ireland condemned over wind farm project

Dublin breached EU environmental impact assessment rules, European court of justice says

Ireland has been condemned by the European court of justice for failing to carry out a full environmental impact assessment as required under a 1985 EIA directive for a wind farm development in Derrybrien in the west of the country.  Judges also upheld the European commission's complaint that Ireland's transposition of the directive is incomplete.  Irish environment minister John Gormley pledged to propose changes to national legislation "in the next few weeks".  See ECJ ruling in case C-215/06 and reaction from Irish environment ministry.

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