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Talk is cheap, it's votes that count. Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important votes on key issues for the Greens (economic, social and environmental policy, democracy and civil liberties among others). Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same party/group in your country voted.

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Country Group * Vote **
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Description

Environment and public health

Limiting pollution from big industry

The EU has legislation in place since 1996 aimed at limiting pollution from the largest industrial installations. This includes limit values for atmospheric pollutants that cause acid rain and smog. As part of a revision of the legislation, the European Commission proposed updating pollution limits for large combustion plants and merging industry specific laws into one instrument. The European Parliament voted on the legislative proposal in March 2009. A shocking last minute amendment by the EPP group sought to exclude most of the manufacturing industry (including heavy polluters like the oil, steel and chemical industries) from the scope of the air pollutant limit values set in the legislation. The amendment conflicts with the aim of the legislation as well as a European Court of Justice ruling, yet a majority of MEPs voted in favour of it!

See the list of how all MEPs voted on Roll-call vote 133 in the Krahmer report (10th March 2009)

 
Key

Outcome explanation **

Supported maintaining pollution limits for major polluting industries in EU legislation
Supported maintaining pollution limits for major polluting industries in EU legislation
 
Some MEPs supported maintaining pollution limits for major polluting industries in EU legislation, some had no opinion
Some MEPs supported maintaining pollution limits for major polluting industries in EU legislation, some had no opinion
 
Had no clear opinion
Had no clear opinion
 
Some MEPs wanted to exclude major polluting industries from pollution limits under EU legislation, some did not
Some MEPs wanted to exclude major polluting industries from pollution limits under EU legislation, some did not
 
Wanted to exclude major polluting industries from pollution limits under EU legislation
Wanted to exclude major polluting industries from pollution limits under EU legislation
 
Not present / Did not vote / No  MEPs match selection
Not present / Did not vote / No MEPs match selection
 

Group name *

Conservative EPP-ED
Socialist PES
Liberals ALDE
Greens/EFA Greens/EFA
Communist GUE/NGL
UEN-right UEN
Eurosceptic Ind-Dem
Non-alligned NI