NGO attacks EU to prevent another dieselgate
Non-governmental organisation ClientEarth filed an action at the EU Court of Justice against the European Commission. The NGO is against the new EU regulation allowing carmakers to keep their anti-pollution systems a secret.
The non-governmental organisation ClientEarth says it filed this action to “avoid another dieselgate”. On their line of sight: the new EU regulation allowing car manufacturers to keep the anti-pollution systems they install in their car a secret.
These carmakers have nonetheless to transmit these informations to the EU members in charge of homologation. “These European instances are discredited because they systematically failed to inquire on excessive emission and didn’t apply the EU rules in that matter”, says ClientEarth.
The NGO wants to oblige the automotive sector and the politicians to more transparency. “Dieselgate shined a light on the huge lack of political will to make carmakers responsible for dangerous and illegal emissions”, declares Anaïs Berthier, lawyer member of ClientEarth.
According to the NGO specialized in environmental laws, the new EU regulation contradicts the European law stipulating that information regarding polluting emission can’t be hold secret in the name of commercial interest protection.