Poland, Estonia Win Bid To Strike EU Carbon Limits

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 12:36 PM EDT) -- A European court has ruled that Poland and Estonia can reject a fixed ceiling on their carbon emissions handed down by the European Commission, striking a blow at the regulator's attempt to curb what it considers to be too-high emission levels set by member nations.

The European Court of First Instance ruled Wednesday in separate cases brought by Poland and Estonia that the EC had “exceeded the powers of review” conferred on it by rejecting, and subsequently prescribing steep reductions to, carbon emissions limits proposed by...
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