Member states ‘failing’ on environmental justice

Campaigners still face serious legal barriers to challenging environmental threats in courts across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has warned

Campaigners still face serious legal barriers to challenging environmental threats in courts across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has warned.

In a new report, the EEB identifies high legal costs, the threat of repercussions and a lack of legal standing as key barriers for green groups when considering challenging decisions with negative environmental impacts. In certain countries, the time it takes to block a decision through the courts can often lead to irreparable damage, while in others judges frequently do not know enough about green issues, the report adds.

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