Email to Senator Jim Higgins MEP dated December 1st 2004

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From: "William Finnerty" <wfinnerty@eircom.net>
To: Jim.Higgins@oireachtas.ie
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Subject: Taoiseach being queried by Senator ...
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 10:06:37 -0000

Dear Jim,
 
I feel very grateful to you for querying the Taoiseach regarding the Article 29.5.1 situation connected with the Aarhus Convention Agreement.
 
You may find it useful to know that a number of people (who are not politicians) have contacted me to say they find this whole business almost impossible to believe.  
 
I know exactly how they feel: because that is how I felt myself when I first learned of the situation.  Nobody that I know seems to be able to make sense of it.
 
I am copying this e-mail to a number of groups because I believe there are a lot of people out there who will be VERY relieved to learn of the action you have taken regarding this extremely important matter (as related in the copy of your e-mail reproduced below).
 
I look forward to hearing from you again later on, after you have received a reply from the Taoiseach.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
William Finnerty.
 
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----- Original Message -----
To: "William Finnerty" <wfinnerty@eircom.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: OIREACHTAS MEMBERS COPY > Everything you need to know > Aarhus Convention Agreement Update

Dear William,

I have your recent query regarding the Aarhus Convention. I have contacted the
Taoiseach Mr. Bertie Ahern querying the reason that the Aarhus Convention
Agreement  has not been laid before Dail Eireann in compliance of Article 29.5.1
of the constitution.

 
I will be in touch with you as soon as I receive a reply from the Taoiseach.

Yours sincerely,

Senator Jim Higgins MEP
 

 

 
 
     
 

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The ┼rhus Convention Agreement
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The ┼rhus Convention establishes a number of rights of the public (citizens and their associations) with regard to the environment. Public authorities (at national, regional or local level) are to contribute to allowing these rights to become effective. The Convention provides for:

  1. The right of everyone to receive environmental information that is held by public authorities (“access to environmental information”). This can include information on the state of the environment, but also on policies or measures taken, or on the state of human health and safety where this can be affected by the state of the environment. Citizens are entitled to obtain this information within one month of the request and without having to say why they require it. In addition, public authorities are obliged, under the Convention, to actively disseminate environmental information in their possession;
     

  2. The right to participate from an early stage in environmental decision-making. Arrangements are to be made by public authorities to enable citizens and environmental organisations to comment on, for example, proposals for projects affecting the environment, or plans and programmes relating to the environment, these comments to be taken into due account in decision-making, and information to be provided on the final decisions and the reasons for it (“public participation in environmental decision-making”);
     

  3. The right to challenge, in a court of law, public decisions that have been made without respecting the two aforementioned rights or environmental law in general (“access to justice”).

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Text of EU Constitution Draft Treaty:
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Text of Environment Section of EU Constitution Draft Treaty:
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