EU Targets 10 Countries Over PM10 Emissions

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission kicked off infringement proceedings Thursday against 10 member states that the agency claims have yet to comply with the European Union's limits on environmentally harmful airborne particles emitted from traffic and home heating.

The commission sent first-warning letters, known as letters of formal notice, to Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. this week, informing them that they had failed to fall in line with a January 2005 law capping emissions of PM10 airborne particles.

“Air pollution has...
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