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parncutt Jul 05, 2017 06:49 AM
I am writing on behalf of a Graz NGO called Rettet die Mur (save the river Mur).

The City of Graz plans to fell about 10,000 (ten thousand) trees along the river Mur in October 2017 to enable construction of a disputed sewage/rainwater storage pipe. Further information:

In the past decade, the European Union has repeatedly warned the City of Graz about particulate matter pollution levels. Graz is surrounded by hills so there is relatively little wind. Although some progress has been made, felling 10,000 trees near the city centre is likely to cause particulate pollution levels to increase.

Is it possible for the EEA or another European institution to intervene on this basis?
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EEA Jul 05, 2017 09:39 AM
Please be informed that the European Environment Agency (EEA) neither sets nor enforces environmental policies. The EEA 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. Unfortunately, therefore, we are not able to help you.
If you wish to enquire with the European Commission (The Directorate-General for the Environment) on the issue, enquiries (and complaints) can be submitted can be submitted via the following websites:
http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/complaints_en.htm or
Kind regards.