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The European Parliament is considering a directive that will make it a criminal offence to damage the environment.
Among the offences could be:
- Emission of radiation
- Dumping rubbish
- Trading in protected species
- Production or emission of substances that damage the ozone layer
- Unauthorised storage of nuclear material.
You'd have thought several, if not all, of those would already be illegal, no?