Poland generates around 90% of its electricity from coal. It has six of the ten most polluted cities in the EU. It also has some of the richest habitats in Europe, which need our protection. If we can help Poland become an environmental leader, other countries will follow.

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    Commission calls for fines as European Court of Justice hears case over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest

    The Commission has today called on the EU’s most senior judges to impose fines on the Polish side for illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest, as the European Court of Justice was deliberating whether an emergency ban on logging in should be upheld.

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    Polish new Water Law remains detrimental for environment

    A new Water Law was signed this month by the Polish president. It is a response to the 2016 Court of Justice ruling that Poland had failed to implement Water Framework Directive. Although this new piece of legislation was meant to fully implement the EU law, it contains provisions that are likely to have a largely negative impact on the environment.

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    ClientEarth launches action to close down polluting coking plant in Poland

    For years, local people have complained about the poor air quality in the area and the increasing incidence of cancer.

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    EU Court imposes emergency ban on logging in Białowieża Forest

    The Court of Justice of the EU has issued a ban on logging in Białowieża Forest, saying all chainsaws and harvesters must be stopped immediately.

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