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Client Earth - Legal action against INEOS (Port of Antwerp) 25th July 2022 - News Story

Client Earth are taking legal action against INEOS, over its plans to build two new plastics manufacturing units in the Port of Antwerp.

Lawyers at ClientEarth have filed for an injunction as authorities in Antwerp open the way for an unnecessary plastics plant expansion in the city’s iconic port.

Together with 13 environmental organisations, the environmental law charity has launched an urgent legal bid to block the clearance of woodland necessary for the construction of two industrial units, which will make the raw materials for plastic. The €3 billion project is petrochemicals giant Ineos’s biggest investment to date.

By filing for an injunction, the environmental groups are seeking to prevent the felling of the forest as an interim measure before submitting a judicial appeal.


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