Legal brief: ECJ considers mandatory EIAs
The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled in the proceedings between Marktgemeinde Straßwalchen and the Bundesminister für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend concerning a decision to allow Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG to carry out exploratory drilling in the municipality of Straßwalchen in Austria.The Austrian courts had asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the drilling of a well more than 4,000m deep for gas exploration without an environmental impact assessment (EIA). The ECJ concluded t
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