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Polish top court upholds solid fuel ban for Krakow

The ruling on 12 March by Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court follows an anti-smog resolution approved by the country’s Regional Administrative Court. The ban will enter into force from 1 September 2019, and the judgment cannot be appealed. It now paves the way for similar local anti-smog resolutions to be passed.

Krakow and the surrounding Malopolska region are among the most polluted regions in the EU, especially for particulate matter (PM10), which has exceeded the annual legal limit for years. The main cause is increased dust emissions from burning solid fuels (coal and wood) for heating, in particular for domestic heating.

Source: ClientEarth press release, 12 March 2019. Link:


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