Why was the Soil Framework Directive withdrawn?

Why was the Soil Framework Directive withdrawn?

Proposal formally withdrawn

On 21 May 2014 the Commission formally withdrew its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/ECOfficial Journal of the European Union

What were the objectives of the Soil Framework Directive?

Soil protection makes environmental and economic sense for many reasons. Healthy soil is essential for food production, water quality, the wellbeing of humans and animals, construction, timber and biodiversity. It also helps soak up carbon for climate change mitigation.

The Commission adopted a Soil Thematic Strategy and a proposal for a Soil Framework Directive ('SFD') in September 2006 6 with the objective to protect soils across the EU. Soil Thematic Strategy

That sounds like a sensible thing. Why did the UK and other member states obje

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