IUED: Failure to approve pollution plan ‘illegal’

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1

"Saubere-Luft-Gesetz":

IUED: Failure to approve pollution plan ‘illegal’

Cabinet members have yet to vote on a national plan to prevent air pollution, allegedly due to Steinitz’s financial opposition to the program.

With only a week left by law to approve a national plan to prevent air pollution, cabinet members have yet to vote on the issue, allegedly due to Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz’s financial opposition to the program.
Launched by the Environmental Protection Ministry, the program comes under the jurisdiction of the January 1, 2011, Clean Air Law, which mandated that the government enact such a plan within one year’s time, according to Adam Teva V'Din (Israel Union for Environmental Defense) Executive-Director Amit Bracha. Should the government fail to approve the program within the next two weeks or so, Bracha said Adam Teva V'Din plans to file a petition with the High Court….