The Russian government has approved a bill, according to which the owners of enterprises hazardous to the environment will be obliged to develop a plan to eliminate pollution five years before the end of the facility’s operating life. This was announced by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
He noted that the amendments to the law “On environmental protection” will affect the owners of enterprises belonging to the first and second classes of hazard, as well as on the territory of which toxic substances are used. They will be obliged to eliminate all damage caused to nature during the action.
The prime minister added that the transactions of such firms will be monitored to exclude possible departure from obligations through bankruptcy proceedings or the sale of a one-day company. Also, innovations in the law guarantee payment of the cost of work to eliminate damage. Otherwise, the owners will lose their dividends until the obligations are paid off.
Earlier it was reported that in 2022 will increase the budget to protect forests from fires. An additional 8.2 billion rubles will be allocated.