Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia has submitted a complaint to the Croatian Constitutional Court as part of its ongoing campaign to prevent the construction of the Plomin C power plant, which would be run on imported coal.
The complaint challenges the verdict of the Administrative Court in Rijeka, which in October rejected Zelena akcija’s previous complaint, that sought to overturn the project’s environmental permit. In the new complaint, Zelena akcija argues that the Administrative Court should not have ignored the fact that the project is in contradiction with the Istria County Spatial Plan.
More specifically, it is legally defined that the Environmental Impact Assessment process should be carried out for projects that are in line with spatial plans. Therefore, Zelena akcija argues that the court ought to have examined the issue of Plomin C’s incompliance with this document. In addition, Zelena akcija argues that the court de facto curtailed its right to appeal against the issuing of the permit by failing to systematically consider its arguments.
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