Skip to comments.EU court backs environmentalists in pesticide case
Posted on 06/18/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A European Union court has annulled a Commission decision rejecting two environmental groups request for an internal review of a pesticide regulation.
The General Courts decision on 14 June called into question the narrow wording of the regulation that obliges the EUs institutions to protect the rights of civil society to participate in environmental decision-making.
The plaintiffs in the caseStichting Natuur en Milieu, a Dutch environmental foundation, and Pesticide Action Network Europe, a group that campaigns against the use of chemical pesticideswelcomed the outcome. François Veillerette, who heads the Pesticide Action Network, urged the commission to accept the decision and not appeal it to the European Court of Justice.
Jeremy Wates of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), a Brussels campaign group, said the ruling vindicates longstanding concerns in the NGO community that the EU has failed to provide sufficient opportunities for NGOs to hold EU institutions to account.
The pesticide regulation at the center of the case specifies maximum residue levels of pesticides for certain food and feed products.
When the two environmental groups asked the Commission to review the pesticide regulation, they based that request on the Aarhus Regulation. The latter applies to EU institutions the protections provided by the United Nations Aarhus Convention on access to information.
That convention was introduced to supplement substantive environmental protections with procedural rights to enforce violations of those standards. It was approved on behalf of the European Union by a Council decision in February of 2005.
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so they will not only go broke but starve to death too.
bring back DDT....it is better than the stuff they use now...and safer to humans.
Recently, I’ve been fogging for mosquitoes using Resmethrin, a synthetic form of Pyrethrum, an insecticide made from small white Chrysanthemum like flowers grown in the highlands of Kenya.
I checked the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)for Resmethrin and it makes the stuff sound like a cocktail of Sarin, plutonium and Kryptonite.
Then I looked at older articles and found this 1996 statement, “Resmethrin is a slightly toxic to practically non-toxic compound in EPA toxicity class III.”
It appears that the activists & regulatory agencies are putting more & more things into the “Oh no, we’re all gonna die” and the “must have 6 professional licenses and a $1 million bond to purchase” category.
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