Dutch farmers block highways with tractors, angry at EU rules on pollution

(Last Updated On: December 18, 2019)

Dutch farmers block highways with tractors, angry at EU rules on pollution

Dutch farmers and construction workers blocked roads with tractors on Wednesday and gathered outside the offices of national broadcaster NOS in the latest of a series of protests over environmental pollution rules.

The protests began after a court ruling in May found the Netherlands in violation of EU rules on “reactive nitrogen” pollution, sparking a political debate over how to respond.

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Farms are a major source of excess nitrogen, along with the construction and transport industries, and farmers feel they are being unfairly singled out.

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