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EU calls on Ireland to carry out environmental impact assessments for peat extraction

The European Commission is asking Ireland to respect its obligations under EU rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA).  Under the EIA Directive (2011/92/EU), Member States are required to carry out an assessment of the environmental impacts of projects likely to have a significant negative impact on the environment. This includes peat extraction projects.  Ireland has had numerous problems ...
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