2009/0071(CNS) Protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic, OSPAR Convention 1997: storage of carbon dioxide streams in geological formations (amend. Annexes II and III)

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

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Committee Opinion ITRE
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Legal Basis:
TFEU 192-p1, TFEU 218-p6a


   Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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The European Parliament adopted by 624 votes to 30 with 14 abstentions, a legislative resolution amending, under the consultation procedure, the proposal for a Council decision concerning the approval on behalf of the European Community, of the Amendments of Annex II and Annex III to the Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention) in relation to the storage of carbon dioxide streams in geological formations.

It adds the following recitals:

the Community has recently adopted Directive 2009/31/EC under which the geological storage of carbon dioxide should be pursued provided that it obtains private, national and Community support and proves to be an environmentally safe technology. It should also be kept continu