Parliamentary f-gas vote sparks green fury

Environmentalists devastated by MEPs' position, but Denmark sees more scope for strong national controls

Environmentalists accused the European parliament of siding with industrial vested interests and abandoning the environment following the assembly's second reading vote on two EU f-gas laws on Wednesday (EED 26/10/05).

"By voting against further restrictions on f-gases, MEPs have prioritised the interest of the chemicals industry", said Caroline Lucas of the parliament's Green faction. "This is a bad day for the EU and the fight against climate change".

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