Day: 26 February 1999
IPPC Bill stalls in Lords
The Pollution Prevention and Control Bill, which will provide a framework to implement the European Community's Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive, was criticised by Lords at Committee Stage last month for delegating too much power to the Secretary of State in the absence of detail in the Act itself.
World approaches threshold of change in response to environmental threats
The world may be approaching the threshold of a sweeping change in the way we respond to environmental threats - a social threshold that, once crossed, could profoundly change our outlook, according to an article released yesterday by the Worldwatch Institute.
EC chemicals legislation “not good enough”, says Bjerregaard
The development over the last 30 years of Europe’s “impressive arsenal” of legal instruments covering industrial chemicals, has not been reflected in growing public confidence in chemicals, says EU Environment Commissioner, Ritt Bjerregaard. “We're getting the message that the current Community legislation just isn't doing the job”.
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