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1 July 2017 Immunity of Bilyky pig farm

Scandalous1 pig farm Ltd. “Silski traduciyi” (Bilyky village, Poltava region), beginning from August 2016 is blocking the work of controling bodies. Thus, representatives of the State Environmental Inspection from August 2016 until April 2017 eight times tried to conduct unscheduled inspections, but all of these attempts were finished by non-admission and composition of the Act…

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29 June 2017 A criminal proceeding regarding the fact of destroying the monument of nature in the Dnipropetrovsk region has been initiated

Destruction of the monument of nature “Arkose sandstones outcropping” located in Shirokivskyi district became the reason for the prosecution. The People’s Deputy Ihor Lutsenko was informed about this by the prosecutor’s office of Dnipropetrovsk region. Environmental scientists of EPL, whose request served as the basis for initiating the proceeding, noted that this is perhaps the…

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4 June 2017 One-third of protected objects in Kyiv are in fact not protected

EPL environmental scientists and volunteers surveyed awareness of land users in Kyiv protected areas of their obligation to protect objects of natural reserve fund. In Kyiv, there have been created more than 200 territories and objects of natural reserve fund, many of which are individual trees or groups of trees. Users of Ukrainian Wikipedia noted…

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2 June 2017 EPL jointly with the National School of Judges of Ukraine and supported by the Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine held the training for judges “Environmental protection and human rights”

On 30 May -1 June 2017, International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” jointly with the National School of Judges of Ukraine held the training for judges “Environmental protection and human rights”. The event was organized in the city of Kremenets and funded by the Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine. During the three days of the training, the…

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31 May 2017 Judges saw with their own eyes the environmental disaster the fate of which they decide

30 May 2017 was the first day of the training for judges entitiled “Environmental protection and human rights” organized by International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” and the National School of Judges. On the way to the training venue, participants of the training, including 27 judges of general jurisdiction of various instances, visited the pig raising farm…

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31 May 2017 EPL speaks about the impact of armed conflicts on the environment at IUCN Colloquium

Olya Melen-Zabramna participates in the 15th Colloquium of IUCN Academy of environmental law taking place in Cebu, Philippines. Workshop held by organizers on May, 30 was dedicated to the protection of the nature in conflicts and building peace. Participants shared their stories from the conflict zones such as Congo, Rwanda on peace building and nature…

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4 May 2017

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12 April 2017 City Council officials did not draw lessons from the tragedy on Hrybovychi landfill

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Lviv Regional State Administration held the meeting, where once again the governor acted as an intermediary between Lviv city council and villagers of Malekhiv trying to bring the parties to compromise in addressing the pressing issues of utilization of waste filtrates and preventing pollution of land and water resources with…

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12 April 2017 Statement of EPL for Members of the Parliament about the danger of setting “green tariff” for incineration of solid domestic waste

International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” reviewed the draft law №4493 “On Electricity Market of Ukraine” and amendments # 1104, 1106, 1108 to it that propose classification of domestic waste as a source of alternative energy and setting “green tariff” for enterprises that produce energy from domestic waste. The draft law in its original wording did not…

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6 April 2017 A unique geological monument destructed in Dnipropetrovsk region

In the vicinity of Krivyi Rih, the unknown destroyed the monument of nature called “Outcrops of arkose sandstones.” The violations were revealed by local area studies experts who write for wikipedia. During the examination of this protected object, the experts detected that it was significantly damaged by illegal stone mining. In particular, the cliff suffered…

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