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Title:
The Queen v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ex parte: H.A. Standley and others, D.G.D. Metson and Others, Intervener: National Farmers' Union
Party:
Unión Europea
Región:
Europa
Europa
Type of document:
International court
Date of text:
Abril 29, 1999
Data source:
InforMEA
Court name:
European Court of Justice
Seat of court:
Luxembourg
Justice(s):
Jann, P.
Moitinho de Almeida, J.C.
Gulmann, C.
Edward, D.A.O.
Léger., P.
Reference number:
C-293/97
ECOLEX subject(s):
Agua
Medio ambiente gen.
Resumen:
Directive 91/676/EEC on pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources applies only where the discharge of nitrogen compounds of agricultural origin makes a significant contribution to the pollution, given the objective of the Community legislature, namely to reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources, and the scope of the measures envisaged for that purpose by Article 5. The directive is in conformity with the principles that ‘the polluter pays’ and that environmental pollution should be rectified at its source.