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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

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI ROSBACH Anna (icon: EFD EFD)
Former Responsible Committee ENVI
Committee Opinion ITRE
Former Committee Opinion ITRE
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 192-p1, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2010/02/23
   Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2009/11/30
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2009/11/30
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2009/11/30
   CSL - Council Meeting
2009/11/24
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2009/11/24
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

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