Failings to Pro-actively Disseminate “Environmental Information”.
It’s been 13 years and still they have not fully complied. It’s not just them though, they are we can assure you in good company.
The Port of Dover, Folkestone Harbour Company and the Port of Ramsgate have according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) been in breach of the Aarhus Convention, EU Directive 2003/4/EC and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for up to 13 years in some cases. These are all pieces of legislation which help protect the environment. The parties above MUST pro-actively disseminate environmental information, but in too many instances are not complying with the legislation and acting in some cases above the law.
The daddy of all environmental pieces of legislation is the Aarhus Convention, so called because that is where it was signed. It states:
“Environmental Information” means any information in written, visual, aural, electronic or any other material form on:
(a) The state of the elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites, biological fiversity and its components, including genetically modified organisms, and the interaction among these elements.
Bloody excellent article, why has no-one else picked up on the fact that Statutory Ports are not divulging the information they should. This deserves an award at the very least