Groundbreaking motion for an EP resolution – Free from farms

19 lipca 2023

The European Parliament’s motion for a resolution on the health and lives of people living near factory farms has been referred to the ENVI Committee (Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety). This is a landmark moment as the motion addresses the impact of the operation of factory farms on people’s lives.

Full text of motion for a resolution B9-0306/2023

As part of the motion, the European Parliament called on the European Commission to:

– to update EU legislation on: the distance of farms from places of human life and activity and the concentration of farms;

– to strengthen control of the implementation and application of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC and Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources in the Member States;

– to propose an amendment to Directive 2016/2284 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants to establish emission reduction targets, including for ammonia produced by farms, necessary to guarantee the right to health, a clean environment and family life.

The draft resolution on which Dr Sylwia Spurek MEP and her team worked was supported by 8 MEPs: Martin Buschmann, Ignazio Corrao, Malte Gallee, Francisco Guerreiro, Anja Hazekamp, Katrin Langensiepen, Jiri Pospisil, Eugenia Rodriguez Palop.

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