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    Twin coal plants in Greece face court challenge over illegal pollution

    Environmental lawyers have launched a case against two of Greece’s major coal plants for their failure to comply with EU law.

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    ClientEarth and WWF take Italy’s most polluting coal plant to court

    Italy’s dirtiest coal plant faces losing its permit as international lawyers launch legal action against its toxic pollution.

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    Unlawful coal plant Maritsa III challenged in Bulgaria’s Supreme Court

    Wave of legal action against Bulgarian coal continues as ClientEarth teams up with national lawyers to take on illegal pollution.

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    Commission’s 2018 fishing quotas risk missing legal sustainability deadline

    Many of the Commission’s proposed 2018 Northeast Atlantic fishing quotas move in the right direction, but the EU is still likely to miss 2020 deadline for sustainable fishing.

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