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Commission and governments bow to coal industry pressure on air pollution limits

Press release | June 10, 2015 at 9:00

Brussels/Seville – EU government delegations that concluded a meeting in Seville late last night have backed weak limits for air pollutants from coal plants that would cause thousands of premature deaths, warned Greenpeace [1]. Over half of all...

Brazil confirms EU countries are importing fraudulent Amazon timber

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 9:23

Brussels - Greenpeace today exposed twenty-two sawmills and 45 exporters involved in the use of false documents for exports of illegal timber to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom...

Activists denounce industry’s control over EU decisions on coal pollution standards

Press release | June 1, 2015 at 9:46

Seville/Brussels - Fourteen activists wearing protective pollution masks held up banners reading “STOP KILLER COAL” and placed a 65 metres banner on top of Seville hotel Meliá Lebreros, where European government delegations are meeting to...

Weak EU coal pollution standards could cause 71,000 avoidable deaths

Press release | May 20, 2015 at 0:30

Brussels – Weak coal pollution standards being considered by the EU could result in 71,000 preventable deaths across Europe, due to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, asthma and other illnesses associated with air pollution.

Commission investigates state aid for power companies – Greenpeace comment

Press release | April 29, 2015 at 11:30

Brussels - Reacting to today’s announcement by the European Commission that it is conducting a probe into state aid for power companies, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Tara Connolly said:

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