In the state Duma expect from the government a package of projects for environmental information

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In the state Duma await the introduction of a package of bills from the government of the Russian Federation on environmental information, it is expected that changes will be made not only to the law «On environmental protection», but in the Cao, said the Vice-speaker of the state Duma from «United Russia» Olga Timofeeva.

«Request for environmental information in society is enormous. It is time for the legislative level to determine what information people are entitled to know what should be laid out in open access on the Internet, what is the liability for concealment or inaccurate information. State Duma deputies together with experts preparing for the review of such law», — said Timofeeva RIA Novosti.

The MP explained that the search in conjunction with experts answering questions about what information is considered environmental in what form it must reach out to the public.

«The environmental information act was supposed to appear last year. There is a corresponding order of the President of the government of the Russian Federation. But the bill is stuck in bureaucratic offices and are still not introduced in the state Duma», — she said.

Timofeev explained that now the bill is under discussion in the government and in a short time, its application is expected in the state Duma.

«The law will need to clearly define what «environmental information». The government will approve its by-law a specific list. Around him are likely to be major disputes. In addition, to determine the amount of information and the regularity of its updates. We already have an annual state report on the condition and environment of the Russian Federation», — she said.

But according to this report, he stressed, Russians can learn, as was the case in 2016, one and a half or two years ago. However, some indicators need to monitor in real time or at least on a monthly basis, said Vice-speaker of the state Duma.

«Experts warn us that a full-scale monitoring of the environmental situation will require financial resources. It is clear. But that wants to start immediately – provide access for people to the information that is already collected, but for various reasons remain in the departmental offices. If this information doesn’t have any state secrets, it should be in open access on the Internet», — said Timofeeva.

The MP is sure that in this case, it will be an opportunity not only to inform people about the state of the environment, but also to strengthen public control over the situation.

Timofeeva also told the Agency that the government’s package of draft laws envisages amendments to the law «On environmental protection» and amendments to the administrative code.

«In addition, we are preparing for the fact that simultaneously with the draft law on environmental information will consider a separate bill of amendments to the administrative code. For concealment or lies have to be responsible», — the politician concluded.

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