At the last week’s meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in Sarajevo new, stricter environmental standards have been adopted. However, Bosnia and Herzegovina failed to implement even the standards from the previous agreement. Therefore, environmental organization Ekotim has filed a complaint to Energy Community Secretariat against regarding the non-compliance with air pollution standards of the planned unit 7 at thermal power plant Tuzla.
This complaint is the latest in the series of legal activities that Bosnian environmental organizations have launched against planned construction of coal-fired TPPs in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina due to negative health and environmental impacts. Failure to comply with the prescribed air pollution limits would result in the need for additional investments in the newly built plants. Currently, there are three appeals for the voidance of environmental permits issued by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism for the construction of unit 7 at TPP Tuzla, the construction of TPP Banovici and the accompanied Ramici accumulation. Three months ago, similar complaint was filed to Energy Community Secretariat against the planned TPP Banovici regarding the non-compliance with air pollution standards.
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