Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put the directors of Energa and Enea on notice of the increasing risk of legal action if they proceed with the project.
Residents of Czerwionka-Leszczyny, a town in Silesia, Poland, have succeeded in closing the town’s highly polluting coking plant.
Last month, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Polish government for breaching nature protection laws.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Poland ruled that NGOs do not have legal standing in cases relating to the penalties that may be imposed on local authorities for exceeding deadlines for the adoption of Air Quality Programs.