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Bulk sales, advertising, ecocide … the Council of State tackles the climate bill

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 2021 at 12: 51Updated on 14 feb. The climate bill has just passed through its final filter, that of the Council of State whose advisory opinion, which has just been published, was particularly expected a few days after the rather severe one issued by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cese). An examination of a very different scope, however, the mission of the Council of State consisting in assessing the legal regularity of its 69 articles, the text does not come out unscathed. The ban on advertising for fossil fuels does not pass the ramp because of imprecise wording. The Council of State considers that it “cannot retain [les] provisions ”which frame it. “The general expression used by the bill does not make it possible to know whether the ban only covers direct advertising for an energy source […] or if it also concerns advertisements referring to both an energy and an energy-consuming product, ”points out the highest administrative court in its opinion. Otherwise, these provisions “could be regarded as tainted with negative incompetence”, considers the Council.