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From: "Vercingetorix (Ireland)" <vercingetorixireland@yahoo.ie>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:31:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Celtic Party] Infringement proceedings against Ireland


"The European Commission has brought infringement proceedings against Ireland in a number of cases involving EU environmental law. These cases concern failures to protect nature, wildlife and heritage, lack of protection of shellfish water, unauthorised waste activities and finally failure to comply with regulations on emissions trading, ozone-depleting substances and treatment of wastewater."
 
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What are our lawyers doing about the situations described below I wonder?
by W. Finnerty. Wed Nov 28, 2007 15:15
 
A recent written "Question" by Kathy Sinnott MEP (Member of European Parliament), and the written "Answer" to it, dated November 16th 2007, provided by Stavros Dimas (Lawyer, and European Union Commissioner for Environment), have been reproduced below.
 
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WRITTEN QUESTION P-4711/07
 
by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) to the Commission
 
Subject:  Ireland's breaches of EU environmental law
 
The European Commission has brought infringement proceedings against Ireland in a number of cases involving EU environmental law. These cases concern failures to protect nature, wildlife and heritage, lack of protection of shellfish water, unauthorised waste activities and finally failure to comply with regulations on emissions trading, ozone-depleting substances and treatment of wastewater.
 
Could the Commission please provide us with information on how many EU environmental laws Ireland has breached and what they are? Also what cases are pending at the moment?
 
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P-4711/07EN
 
Answer given by Mr Dimas on behalf of the Commission
 
(16.11.2007)
 
The number of infringements open against Ireland for breaches of environmental legislation fluctuates from time to time as existing cases are closed and new cases opened. It is assumed from the context of the Honourable Member's question that she is referring to those current infringements which have been or are the subject of proceedings in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). As of 15 October 2007, 8 open infringements concerned ECJ judgments relating to Directives on the control of discharges of dangerous substances to water[1], the control of nitrate pollution from agriculture[ 2], drinking water standards[3] , requirements for shellfish waters[4], the control of waste[5], the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna[6] and the conservation of wild birds[7]. The Honourable Member is referred to the ECJ judgments for more details. The Commission has been pursuing full compliance with these judgments, using its powers under Article 228 of the Treaty. A further 9 infringements were the subject of cases lodged with the Court and still awaiting decision. These concerned the previously-mentione d Directives on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna and on the conservation of wild birds[8] as well as Directives on impact assessment[9] , groundwater protection[10] , urban waste water treatment[11] and public participation rights[12]. 
 
[1] Directive 76/464/EEC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community, OJ L 129, 18.5.1976, infringement 1990/5220, Case C-282/02.
[2] Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources, OJ L 375, 31.12.1991, infringement 1994/2238, Case C-396/01.
[3] Directive 80/778/EEC relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption, OJ L 229, 30.8.1980, infringement 1997/4409, Case C-316/00.
[4] Directive 79/923/EEC on the quality required of shellfish waters, OJ L 281, 10.11.1979, infringement 2002/5076, Case C-148/05.
[5] Directive 75/442/EEC on waste, OJ L 194, 25.7.1975, infringement 1999/5112, Case C-494/01.
[6] Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna, OJ L 206, 22.7.1992, infringement 1995/2229, Case C-67/99 and infringement 2001/4917, Case C-183/05.
[7] Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, OJ L 103, 25.4.1979, infringement 1995/4840, Case C-117/00. This case also related to Directive 92/43/EEC.
[8] Infringement 1998/2290, Case C-418/04; infringement 2000/4775, Case C-418/04.
[9] Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, OJ L 175, infringement 2000/4384, Case C-215/06; infringement 2000/5032, Case C-66/06; infringement 2000/5196, Case C-66/06; infringement 2001/4786, Case C-427/07.
[10] Directive 80/68/EEC on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances, OJ L 20, 26.1.1980, infringement 2000/4678, Case C-248/05.
[11] Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment, OJ L 135, 30.5.1991, infringement 2004/2033, Case C-316/06.
[12] Directive 2003/35 providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC, OJ L 156, 25.6.2003, infringement 2005/0633, Case C-427/07.
 
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As far as I know, nothing has ever been done about the unlawful sewage discharges from local schools near my home in New Inn, County Galway - which were mentioned in connection with a Petition I made to the European Parliament in 2001 (European Parliament Reference: Petition 809/2001) - some SIX YEARS AGO.
 
"All of the discharges are within a few hundred yards (upstream) of the pump house used to supply the local community water supply."
 
Details (including photographs) can be viewed at http://homepage.eircom.net/~williamfinnerty/environment.htm 
 
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The above text has been copied from the following Indymedia (Ireland) location:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/85108#comment213948 
 

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