The beginning of a new session of Parliament: MPs environment

Launched today session of the Verkhovna Rada deputies returned for revision by President vetoed the bill on environmental assessment, and forbade the cutting of trees with nests.

Began the sixth session of the Parliament with a minute of silence in memory of those killed in Avdeyevka Ukrainian servicemen. In addition, before the meeting, the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy made a support to hold a nationwide referendum on joining NATO. We will remind, last week the President announced about the readiness to spend it.

The first result of the parliamentary work was a vote for a return for revision bill on the assessment of the impact on the environment in the committees. On it, we will remind, Poroshenko vetoed in October last year — according to the guarantor, the law is not clearly spelled out mechanisms for the evaluation. Note also that this document is one of the stages of cooperation with the EU.

According to ecologist Vladimir Boreyko, with the help of the law, before the construction of any industrial facilities that must undergo environmental examination: “That is, they in the future not just be dumped into the environment the waste, but also was responsible for exceeding their quota”. In addition, legislators made the laws of Ukraine changes that were envisaged by the European Convention for the protection of wild flora and fauna, 1979. Under the new rules during deivasigamani prohibited to cut down trees, the coverage of the pillars of which exceeds 5 m (diameter 1.6 m). It is also forbidden to cut trees with nests of birds listed in the Red book of Ukraine.