Day: 26 January 2001
Bush begins to overturn Clinton’s recent environmental protections and pledges
Upon taking office, the new administration said it would soon begin a controversial scheme to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and President George W. Bush issued an order blocking some of the last-minute executive orders and rules laid down by Bill Clinton.
UK, Spain, Greece and Finland to go to court over pollution
The European Commission has decided to refer the four nations to the European Court of Justice for failure to implement the Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), one of the Community’s major pieces of recent environmental legislation.
Amid growing concern, UN examines depleted uranium sites in Bosnia
Responding to concern from peacekeeping forces and Bosnians, a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) team has begun tests on depleted uranium (DU) sites, whilst the European Parliament has voted to propose a moratorium on the weapons’ use.
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