The Impact of the EUS Newly-Adopted Polluter Pays Environmental Legislation: Learning from the U.S. Experience
By David Freeman & Pierre Kirch
On April 21, 2004, the EU Council of Ministers definitively adopted the directive of the European liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. The new directive 2004/35/CE has now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The directive must be integrated into the national law of the 25 Member States of the European Union by April 30, 2007.