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Crimes Against the Environment Act.

Type of law

This Act was adopted pursuant to Directive 2008/99/EC concerning the protection of the environment through criminal law. It defines those acts which are considered to be a crime against the environment, such as: (a) the discharge, emission or introduction of a quantity of materials or ionizing radiation into air, soil or water; (b) the collection, transport, recovery or disposal of waste which causes or is likely to cause the death or grievous bodily harm to any person or substantial damage to the quality of air, the quality of soil or the quality of water, or to animals or plants; (c) the operation of a plant in which a dangerous activity is carried out; (d) the killing, destruction, possession or taking of specimens of protected wild fauna or flora species; (e) any conduct which causes the significant deterioration of a habitat within a protected site; (i) the production, importation, exportation, placing on the market or use of ozone-depleting substances.
Long title of text
An Act to implement Directive 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on the protection of the environment through criminal law.
Date of text
The Maltese version is available too.
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