Emissions Plan Not Unfair To Coal-Reliant Nations: EU Court

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 3:35 PM EST) -- A European Union court on Thursday rejected a challenge brought by Poland to a carbon permit allocation directive in the bloc’s controversial Emissions Trading Scheme, finding that the rule is not unfairly biased against nations that are heavily reliant on coal for energy.

In its dispute before the General Court of the European Union, Poland argued that the commission’s plan to allocate free greenhouse gas emissions allowances beginning in 2013 breaches the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by violating the nation’s right to...
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