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abeckley Jun 19, 2016 04:38 PM
Our local council in North Norfolk UK have freely offered 1400 hectares of land for the purpose of silica open mining, with no thought to environment, transport, health, destruction to wildlife habitats. The area is on the wash already a potential flood risk area, it supports a massive variety of wild life, is on the edge of a world renowned bird reserve managed by RSPB. How can this happen without proper environmental impact assessment, what can we do to try and stop this from happening?
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EEA Jun 20, 2016 10:56 AM
Dear abeckley,

Please be advised that the European Environment Agency has no mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints relating to environmental legislation, and no powers of investigation related to the issue you raise in your email. Unfortunately, therefore, we are not able to help you.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that European Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. However, to be admissible, a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Complaints to the European Commission (The Directorate-General for the Environment) can be submitted via the following website: See also[…]/complaints_en.htm

You may also contact the unit dealing with complaints in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission at the following address:

Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
Director "Implementation, Governance and Semester"
DG Environment
European Commission
200 rue de la Loi
BE-1049 Bruxelles

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