Nuclear stimulus law: LFI and Greens seize the Constitutional Council
The Sages seized again. LFI deputies and environmentalists announced on Monday that they had filed an appeal with the Constitutional Council to contest the nuclear revival bill, definitively adopted by…
The Sages seized again. LFI deputies and environmentalists announced on Monday that they had filed an appeal with the Constitutional Council to contest the nuclear revival bill, definitively adopted by Parliament May 16.
The two groups denounce “in particular” in this law “the suppression of the objective of reduce the nuclear share to 50% by 2035 and the removal of the cap on the total authorized capacity for the production of electricity of nuclear origin of 63.2 gigawatts”.
In their appeal, Insoumis and Verts argue that these two measures contravene the “constitutional requirements of clarity and sincerity of the debates” and see in them a “violation of article 7 of the Charter of the environment relating to the participation of the public in the development of public decisions having an impact on the environment”. During the debates in the hemicycle, the two groups had criticized the fact that these two provisions were speeding up the future multiannual energy programming law, expected at best this summer.
Nearly 400 deputies in favor
The LFI and Greens deputies also criticize the “criminalization of militants and environmental organizations”, with stiffer penalties for intrusion into power plants. They also consider “abusive” derogations from the town planning code for the construction of nuclear reactors near existing sites.
The law project had been widely supported by 399 votes against 100 at the Palais-Bourbon, with a coalition of voices from the presidential camp, LR, RN and communists, while the PS abstained. The LFI and environmental groups are the only two to have voted against this nuclear revival text in the National embly.
The Constitutional Council has one month to rule.