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 the parliament. This puts Polish water resources and fragile ecosystems at risk.
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.
Judges in Poland have agreed with ClientEarth, revoking a permit to build a huge new coal-fired power station in the country.
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