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Federal Council Clears Amendment of Act on Legal Remedies in Environmental Matters (UmwRG)

In its last meeting on 14 December 2012 the Federal Council (Bundesrat) also did not object to a bill amending the Act on Legal Remedies in Environmental Matters (Umwelt-Rechtsbehelfegesetz – UmwRG) that Parliament adopted on 8 November 2012 (ref. no. 17/10957 as amended by the Environment Committe ref. no. 17/11393). Following a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of May 2011, the amendment strengthens the rights of environmental protection organisations before German courts.

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Parliament Hearing Regarding Amendment of Act on Legal Remedies in Environmental Matters (UmwRG)

In a hearing before the Environment Committee of the German Parliament (Bundestag) experts discussed a bill amending the Act on Legal Remedies in Environmental Matters (Umwelt-Rechtsbehelfegesetz – UmwRG; ref. no. 17/10957). The bill was triggered by a ruling of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of May 2011 in favour of the environmental organisation BUND (German section of Friends of the Earth) regarding their legal action against a coal-fired power plant project by Trianel GmbH.

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