Brussels accused of biofuels "cover-up"
The lawsuit is being brought by ClientEarth, Transport & Environment (an umbrella organisation representing the Environmental Transport Association and others), the European Environmental Bureau, and BirdLife International. The group wants the European Commission to release 140 documents which, it says, detail the negative environmental impact of widespread biofuel use in the EU.
The group alleges several violations of European laws designed to promote transparency, democracy, and legitimacy in EU policy-making.
Andrew Davis, director at the ETA, said: 'Motorists cannot be expected to know the ins and outs of every fuel that is or could be on offer. There must be complete transparency if biofuels are to be seen as credible.'