Greek Supreme Court annuls environmental permits of lignite stations

Category: Climate Change

Here is a success story from Greece! The Council of State annulled the environmental permits of the Megalopolis A and Megalopolis B lignite stations. 

The annulled permits had been approved by the Environment and Energy Minister without carrying out an EIA, seven years after the previous ones expired. The annulled permits allowed the lignite stations to emit higher levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides than the ones prescribed in EU legislation.

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