Another setback for farmers: crossing low-emission stables

Low-emission stables significantly reduce the emission of ammonia (a nitrogen compound) on paper. However, this decrease is disappointing in practice, according to two scientific studies. After the lower courts, the highest administrative court has now come to this conclusion.

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The highest administrative court concluded that the so-called figures “offer little certainty that nature will not be damaged”. According to European nature conservation rules, this certainty is required when granting nature permits. Breeders need such a nature permit if they want to thrive, for example to ensure that it does not cause additional damage to nature.

This decision concerns three dairy farmers in the state of Utrecht who do not let their cows graze outside. With this position of the Council of State, their expansion has been canceled for the time being.

Source: RTL