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First REACH hazardous chemicals identified

Press release | October 9, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels/Helsinki, Belgium — The Member State Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) agreed yesterday on the first 15 hazardous chemicals of very high concern which will be placed on the so-called REACH(1) ‘candidate list’ later this...

EU Parliament fails to stem the rush for coal

Press release | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s environment committee voted this afternoon to keep the EU trapped in the 19th century by setting weak emission performance standards for coal plants, said Greenpeace.

EU Parliament falls short of improving EU’s answer to climate change

Press release | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — MEPs voting in the European Parliament’s environment committee today have confirmed the European Commission’s proposed answer to climate change, but have lacked the ambition to go further, said Climate Action Network Europe...

French Presidency prepares to crash EU car emissions law

Press release | September 30, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The French Presidency is giving up any pretence of trying to limit the climate impact of cars, said Greenpeace today following the revelation of France’s proposal ahead of a Council working group meeting on car emissions...

European Parliament wards off disaster on car emissions legislation

Press release | September 25, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In a surprising turn of events at the European Parliament today, MEPs from the environment committee have backed legislation to reduce the impact of cars on the climate.

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