Italy's major green groups have attacked "unjustified" government plans to rewrite environmental legislation currently being debated in parliament, claiming they will put environmental protection in a "four-year limbo" (EED 23/10/01).
The proposals are an attempt to let "economic interests prevail over the principle of safeguarding the public good", the 12 NGOs said on Tuesday in a joint statement. In particular, they claimed, the draft law displays a "dangerous intention" to favour business by doing away with existing rules on waste disposal, protected areas and environmental impact assessment.
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