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: 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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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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