RASK represents local community in dispute over the construction of an LNG station.

Case

RASK represents a local community against a developer seeking to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) filling station in the immediate vicinity of existing housing and social protection facilities in a settlement.

Local residents filed an action in the administrative court, contesting the local government’s decision to initiate the detailed planning procedure for the construction of the filling station on properties owned by the developer. The residents claim that the local government has unlawfully neglected to determine the content of the planned activities and the impact of the activities on the environment and residents of the village.

The local government has also failed to consider the presence of social protection institutions in the immediate vicinity of the proposed filling station, which makes it impossible to meet the legal requirements for minimum safe distance when installing the proposed above-ground storage tanks for compressed gas.