I am writing on behalf of a Graz NGO called Rettet die Mur (save the river Mur). <br /><br />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:<br /><a href="https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Mag_Siegried_Nagl_Mayor_of_Graz_Austria_Axe_10000_trees_for_sustainable_energy" rel="nofollow">https://secure.avaaz.org/en[&hellip;]rees_for_sustainable_energy</a><br /><br />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. <br /><br />Is it possible for the EEA or another European institution to intervene on this basis?<br />
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