Russian government approved amendments to the federal law “On Environmental Protection”, which are aimed at combating oil spills. The decision was made at a meeting on June 25, reported at website White House.
“The draft amendments are aimed at providing a systematic approach to the legal regulation of relations in the field of the prevention and liquidation of oil and oil products spills on the land territory of the Russian Federation, similar to the legal regulation of relations in the field of the prevention and liquidation of oil and oil products spills in the offshore areas,” the statement said.
This bill was developed two years ago, but lay motionless. The impetus for the consideration of the document was the accident near Norilsk. According to Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko, the amendments are planned to be adopted in the spring session, “they will allow for systematic work on the prevention and elimination of oil and oil products spills.”
Details – in the material “b” “The spill in Norilsk flooded the entire private business”.