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European court rules environmental groups can't legally oppose EU institutions; only corporations get a say

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice ruled that environmental non-governmental organizations and other NGOs possess no right to file actions with the court, meaning they cannot legally oppose any European Union institution -- though profiteering global corporations have had, and will continue to have, access to court.

As noted in a press release from the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), the ruling has serious implications in that groups opposed to GMO crops, for example, now appear to have been shut out of the judicial process.

Environmental groups challenge Canada's approval of genetically modified salmon


The company responsible for developing genetically modified (GM) salmon that grows at twice the normal pace is the subject of a new lawsuit in Canada. CBC.ca reports that the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and the British Columbia-based Living Oceans Society (LOS) are jointly taking Environment Canada to court for allegedly violating the law with its recent approval of the "frankenfish" in question, known commercially as AquAdvantage.