Poland announces more intense logging in Białowieża Forest, a year after ClientEarth and others lodged a complaint to the European Commission. We urge the Commission to react before the end of April.
Despite declaring that a new Water Act to enter into force on 1 January 2017, the Polish Government has not yet set a date for submitting the draft law to parliament. This threatens Polish water resources and fragile ecosystems.
This week ClientEarth spoke in court in support of the Polish Ombudsman, in a case challenging the Polish Environment Minister’s decision to increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.
The Polish Government has just two weeks to adopt a new water law. If it does not, it faces fines of millions of euros – not to mention the risk that the EU will stop giving subsidies to Poland.
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