Environmental Law News

The purpose of this Weekly Environmental Law News Update is to provide the latest environmental news stories and legal analysis in a readily accessible format concentrating on the week’s three key headlines.

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Posted on: 20 November 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski, Frances Lawson and Mark Davies consider the failure of Highways England’s plan for a Kent Lorry Park, the recent publication of the Environment Agency’s Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance, revisions to the EU ETS and the Powering Past Coal Alliance, and the new Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.

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Posted on: 13 November 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton and Mark Davies consider Michael Gove’s comments on the establishment of a ‘Commission-like’ body post Brexit, the importance of re-consulting when a planning project is amended and the impact of air quality considerations on housing development.

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Posted on: 6 November 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Gordon Wignall and Jill Barrett consider prison sentences for company directors involved in waste crime, agricultural concerns, the future of Glyphosate and the precautionary principle, and the UK’s international environmental treaty obligations after Brexit.

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Posted on: 30 October 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider the penalties imposed on an owner of a waste and recycling company, the law on the duty of care held by a parent company, and Client Earth’s plan to renew its air quality challenge.

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Posted on: 20 October 2017

Environmental Law News Update

Please note there will be no Update on Monday 23rd October. The next Update will be published on Monday 30th October.

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Posted on: 16 October 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider penalities incurred by United Utilities for drinking water contamination, the publication of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, and Defra’s annual report on air quality.

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Posted on: 9 October 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider calls from the Environmental Audit Committee for further views on chemicals regulation, the publication of Carbon Clear’s 2017 Sustainability Report, and the prohibitive costs generated by private nuisance cases.

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Posted on: 2 October 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and William Upton consider the concerns expressed by rural landowners over long-term fracking liabilities and new environmental practitioners joining Six Pump Court Chambers.

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Posted on: 25 September 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Nicholas Ostrowski consider new Environment Agency research on planning for the risk of flooding, a case concerning the impact of air quality considerations upon planning applications, and regulatory position statements from the Environment Agency.

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Posted on: 18 September 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, William Upton and Laura Phillips consider the fine imposed on United Utilities for sewage pollution, some useful reports from the Environment Agency, and the new costs rules in environmental cases.

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Posted on: 11 September 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Laura Phillips consider the publication of the Environment Agency’s latest waste management statistics, a BBC Report into Thames Water and an update on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Posted on: 4 September 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Laura Phillips consider the future relationship of DEFRA and the Environment Agency, clarification of the legal status of petroleum exploration and development, and a new Brexit position paper which aims to ensure continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK.

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Posted on: 29 August 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Laura Phillips consider DEFRA’s recent consultation on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention, and two separate cases involving the sentencing of company directors for waste offences.

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Posted on: 21 August 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider DEFRA’s local pollution control report, a consultation report on a draft environmental strategy for London, and the impact of environmental regulation on competitiveness.

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Posted on: 7 August 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Nicholas Ostrowski consider money raised as a consequence of the WEEE Regulations, a recent authority on the balance between public powers and private rights in flood management works and Jackson LJ’s new report on costs and judicial review.

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Posted on: 1 August 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the prospect of a Green Brexit, the liability of ‘successors’ for contamination of land under the Part IIA regime, and the prospective impact of China’s waste ban on the UK.

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Posted on: 24 July 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the government’s position paper on nuclear negotiations following withdrawal from Euratom, and the failure of a bid to judicially review a marine licence grant in respect of development works at Brighton marina.

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Posted on: 17 July 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the fine imposed on a water company for sewage pollution, an Environment Agency report into the water and sewage performance of companies, and the OFWAT consultation on the 2019 water industry price review.

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Posted on: 10 July 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton and Nicholas Ostrowski consider an attempt by ClientEarth to force the Government to review the consultation process for the National Air Quality Plan, new guidance for claims against the Environment Agency where flood defence work has been inadequate, and a new published list of penalties imposed for EU ETS breaches.

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Posted on: 26 June 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Laura Phillips consider the Bar Council’s Brexit Working Group paper on environmental law, the publication of revised voluntary guidelines for issuing Green Bonds, and pledges by the Mayor of London for a ‘zero-emission’ city by 2050.

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Posted on: 19 June 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Laura Phillips consider the penalty imposed by OFWAT on Thames Water for its failure to meet targets on reducing water leakage, the latest VLO fine, this time imposed on Tesco, for water pollution and health and safety breaches, and the appointment of a new Environment Secretary to the government.

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Posted on: 12 June 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the environmental priorities of the DUP manifesto, the new Definitive Guideline on reduction of sentence for a guilty plea, and an industry Guide on waste classification published by the Environmental Services Association and the Waste Industry Group.

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Posted on: 5 June 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Laura Phillips consider the environmental priorities of the Labour manifesto, the implications of a US withdrawal from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, and further details of Six Pump Court’s continuing series of environmental seminars.

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Posted on: 22 May 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Laura Phillips and William Upton consider the environmental implications of the Conservative manifesto, the start of European Commission infringement proceedings against member states who fail to report on implementation of EU waste rules, and new UK Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.

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Posted on: 15 May 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers Environment Agency plans to update the OPRA scheme, a new chemical regulation report, and the European Commission’s new Roadmap on pharmaceutical regulation.

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