The state Duma has approved the establishment of the so-called "green shields" around cities. The project was initiated by deputies of the popular front. The law is directed against the barbarous deforestation.
"Under the knife" is the suburban forest affected by bark beetles. In place of the forest plan to plant a new birch and spruce trees, if the land does not capture the enterprising builders. And so on throughout the country. Around Ivanovo forest territory for 10 years has reduced by a third. In the city of Kemerovo of 8 hectares placed under the relic forest felling and subsequent construction. To prevent uncontrolled deforestation urged the activists of the popular front.
Co-chair of the Central headquarters of the onf Olga Timofeeva: "We want around the cities to provide for a green buffer zone to be, than to breathe. We want to create legal conditions for establishment of special regimes of "green belts" around major cities."
"Green shield" - under this title, the amendments to the law "On environmental protection". Now it is a question of ecological safety of the country, say in the front. The density of suburban "green shield", according to activists of the popular front, should not be less than 70 km But not so smooth. The bill initially stalled. A few months the state Duma has considered the initiative of public men, and only now took it in the 1st reading. "Green shield" is already gaining thousands of supporters across the country. For the month for this idea was supported by more than 100 thousand people.