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.

From January 2018, a monthly video environmental law news update presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL will also be available below.

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Posted on: 19 February 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Mark Beard and Antony Bartholomeusz consider the Supreme Court’s decision in Mott v Environment Agency, a proposed Brexit bill amendment to maintain EU law environmental principles, and landfill tax on unauthorised disposals.

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Posted on: 12 February 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers new draft waste enforcement regulations, the sentence imposed on the operator of an illegal landfill site and the European Commission’s final report on financing a sustainable economy.

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Posted on: 5 February 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton and Mark Davies consider the impact in the UK of China’s ban on imported waste, a human rights claim for flood damage, and the launch of our monthly environmental newscast.

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Posted on: 31 January 2018

Environmental Law News Video – January 2018

Christopher Badger presents the latest news round-up of the month’s key legal developments, including the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, looking forward to the new independent environmental body and the Committee on Climate Change’s response to the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, in partnership with LexisPSL.

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Posted on: 29 January 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider an early victory for ClientEarth in its legal action to hold the government to account over their Air Quality Plan, contributions from climate change bodies to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into green finance, and extra funding for DEFRA to help prepare for Brexit.

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Posted on: 22 January 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the Committee on Climate Change’s response to the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, a nuisance case brought against a homeowner building a mega basement, and a consultation which will examine crime and poor performance in the waste sector.

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Posted on: 15 January 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider DEFRA’s 25 year Environment Plan and new regulations coming into force this year which impose strict controls on the use of mercury.

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Posted on: 8 January 2018

Environmental Law News Update

For the first Environmental Law News of 2018, we make our predictions for the development of environmental law this year.

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Posted on: 18 December 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Natasha Hausdorff consider an inquiry into nitrate pollution by the Environmental Audit Committee, a House of Commons Committee Report on Brexit and Euratom, and a light-hearted look at a seasonal ‘sewer song’ and the balance between property rights and environmental interests.

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Posted on: 11 December 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Natasha Hausdorff consider the fine imposed on Yorkshire Water for a sewage leak, new environmental and social reporting requirements in corporate strategic statements, and a report by Consumer Council for Water on the state of sewerage and drainage systems in the UK.

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Posted on: 4 December 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the Environment Agency’s consultation on a new Enforcement and Sanctions Policy, an inquiry into Green Finance by the Environmental Audit Committee and new farming rules for water.

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Posted on: 27 November 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the environmental announcements in the Autumn Budget, the outcome of 2017 Bonn COP 23 and the European Commission’s consultation on pharmaceuticals in the environment.

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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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