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  • T&E and others vs European Commission: legal filing on access to documents

    The impacts of EU biofuels policy will be felt for generations to come. By depriving the public access to critical environmental information at this key juncture, the Commission is precluding meaningful public participation in environmental decision-making and upsetting the principles of transparency and openness upon which the EU was founded.

    The Commission is withholding time-sensitive and critical environmental information necessary for meaningful public participation in biofuel policy-making. In the process, it is setting a dangerous precedent that the EU institutions may delay the release of documents until after a policy decision has been made, striking at the heart of democracy. With this case, ClientEarth, Transport & Environment, European Environmental Bureau, and BirdLife International seek to uphold their rights to access Commission’s documents.