Bartosz Kuraś: articles by this author

More on the Waste Act

Do waste management decisions and notifications retain their validity after entry into force of the new act?

New Waste Act

The new Waste Act of 14 December 2012 went into force on 23 January 2013. It introduces major changes in the waste management system in Poland. The prior Waste Act of 27 April 2001 will continue to apply in certain areas, however.

Ecological NGOs are capable of more and should do more

Imposing remedial measures requires a finding of environmental harm, including determination of a reference point for assessment of the damage. If an ecological NGO claims environmental harm, it must be properly documented.

Environmental impact of shale gas exploration and extraction

Before beginning to explore or extract shale gas, is it always necessary to conduct an environmental impact assessment?

A business does not always have to pay for pollution

It may be released not only by the passage of time, but also, for example, if the pollution was caused by another entity or resulted from compliance with an order by public authorities.

New emission standards for installations

The new Regulation of the Minister of the Environment on Standards for Emissions from Installations went into force on 25 May 2011.