Last year, 5 cases for illegal cutting of trees have been initiated
On Wednesday, January 30, the head of the State Environmental Inspectorate in Transcarpathian region Serhiy Rishko reported on the results of the work in 2012.
Last year, the State Ecological Inspectorate in Transcarpathian region checked 1113 entities. They conducted 212 inspections of local authorities and local governments, 107 individuals and non-government organizations.
The responsibility for violation of environmental law is administrative, however, in case of significant offenses the police institute criminal cases.
Over the past year, 71 cases have been referred to law enforcement (53 - to the prosecution). Following the inspections, 5 criminal cases have been initiated.
Total damages caused by breach of environmental legislation amounted to 4,671,363 UAH. 137 entities were presented claims and lawsuits for a total of 2,226,931 UAH, 111 of them have refunded in total 1,075,403 UAH.