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: 18 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Mark Davies and Antony Bartholomeusz consider new UK air quality regulations, the appointment of a Government ‘Tree Champion’, and environmental amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Posted on: 11 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Laura Phillips and Mark Davies consider new priorities identified by the Environment Agency, a promise by Thames Water to pay £120m to customers for inadequate management of leakages, and recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee for Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting by 2022.

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Posted on: 4 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy, publication of CCS guidance from the Environment Agency, and new EU rules to reduce marine litter.

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Posted on: 29 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Mark Davies and Antony Batholomeusz consider an EGC judgment in three linked agricultural pesticide cases, EU infringement proceedings against the UK, France and Germany for breaching nitrogen dioxide limits, and prospects for environmental protection under the EEA Agreement.

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Posted on: 21 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Mark Davies and Antony Batholomeusz consider the implications of failing to comply with a Remediation Order, a vote by the House of Lords for greater environmental protection post-Brexit, and the continuation of legal controversies over discharges into the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Posted on: 14 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the new environmental watchdog proposed by DEFRA, a report assessing the key issues for environmental equivalence post-Brexit, and the Public Account Committee’s assessment of DEFRA’s Brexit preparations.

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Posted on: 9 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider the EU’s packaging and waste targets, the treatment of “fluff” within the landfill system and what happens when a mattress recycling business abandons its premises and several hundred tonnes of mattresses.

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Posted on: 30 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton, and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the adoption of draft emissions legislation by the European Parliament, an ECJ ruling against mitigation measures in the screening stage of Habitat Regulation Assessment and what happens when a sentencing judge rejects an agreed basis of plea in a regulatory case.

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Posted on: 23 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the imposition of a £350,000 fine on Severn Trent Water Ltd for pollution, amendments to the Withdrawal Bill by the Lords to ensure greater environmental protections, and a win for ClientEarth and others in a CJEU judgment against continued logging in ancient Polish woodland.

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Posted on: 16 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Robert Griffiths QC, SC, Christopher Badger and Nicola Strachan consider a new enforcement and sanctions policy from the Environment Agency, demands from the EU for a ‘non-regression clause’ on environmental standards in any future Brexit deal and signs that the UK government may be prepared to permit more fracking applications.

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Posted on: 9 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski and Natasha Hausdorff consider the recent report published by the Green Finance Taskforce, human rights damages paid to those affected by DECC changes to solar power subsidies, and the interaction between environmental and personal injury law explored in a recent Supreme Court case.

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Posted on: 26 March 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Mark Davies and Ana Kantzelis consider the attention given to environmental issues in the Draft UK-EU Brexit Agreement, the government’s attempts to tackle single-use plastics, and the extent to which the UK and Ireland are meeting their Aarhus Convention obligations.

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Posted on: 19 March 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski and Natasha Hausdorff consider legal privilege in the context of a regulatory investigation, the publication of a Joint Inquiry report entitled ‘Improving Air Quality’ and the EU Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan for a Greener and Cleaner Economy.

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Posted on: 12 March 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the liability of a parent company for environmental harm, amendments to the CPR for Aarhus costs protection and the possibility of a new Environmental Act.

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Posted on: 5 March 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the Environment Agency’s list of recently accepted Enforcement Undertakings, a new DEFRA consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, and the supplementary judgment in the most recent ClientEarth judicial review.

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Posted on: 26 February 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider ClientEarth’s recent successful air quality case against the government and the publication of the Environment Agency’s corporate scorecard.

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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: 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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