With its decisions n. 1606/2019 and 1607/2019, the Council of State annulled the environmental permits of the Megalopolis A and Megalopolis B lignite stations. The annulled permits had been approved by the Environment and Energy Minister without carrying out an EIA, seven years after the previous ones expired. The annulled permits allowed the lignite stations to emit higher levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides than the ones prescribed in EU legislation.

A. Bonetti / WWF Greece

The actions for annulment against the permits were filed in 2017 by the environmental organizations WWF Greece, Greenpeace Greece and ClientEarth.

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