DETR objects to EC proposals on environmental information

A consultation paper on changes to the UK's regime on public access to environmental information in the light of European policy developments was published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions on 18 October. 1 The Government has confirmed its support for the pan-European Aarhus Convention, but it has strong reservations about important aspects of the European Commission's recent proposal to amend the 1990 EC Directive on access to environmental information.

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