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: 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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Posted on: 8 May 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider a new waste crime report published by the Environmental Services Association, a ruling by the European Court of Justice which found the UK guilty of a breach of clean water law, and an interpretative communication issued by the European Commission on access to justice in environmental matters.

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Posted on: 2 May 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the consequences of failure to comply with a Remediation Order, the rejection of DEFRA’s application to delay consulting on its revised air quality plan and a plea to extend the EU emissions trading scheme for the UK after Brexit.

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Posted on: 24 April 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider the jail sentence recently received by a waste operator, the reduction in Environment Agency enforcement officers, and the failure of the latest challenge to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking plan.

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Posted on: 3 April 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton consider the issues of marinas on the River Thames, pressure for an International Court for the Environment, and the possible impact of Brexit on “environmental dumping” in the UK.

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Posted on: 27 March 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton provide comment on the £20 million fine imposed on Thames Water for environmental offences, the latest EU warnings on the risks to the environment of future regulatory divergence, and recent case law illustrating the difficulties of assessing impacts on sensitive nature conservation areas from new housing developments.

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Posted on: 20 March 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and William Upton provide comment on the OFWAT consultation, the Bar Council’s Environmental Brexit Paper, and recent tightening of air quality mitigation.

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Posted on: 13 March 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger comments on Budget coverage of environmental issues, recent environmental permitting cases, and the new regime for chemical regulation.

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Posted on: 6 March 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger comments on changes to costs limits in Aarhus claims, the issues involved in environmental permitting for local authorities, and fire prevention plans required for an environmental permit by the EA.

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Posted on: 27 February 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental News Update, Christopher Badger comments on the European Commission’s final warning to the UK on air pollution, the recent prosecution of a water company fined over £200,000 for sewage pollution, and the publication of a ‘Manifesto for a Greener UK’ by a coalition of NGO’s.

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Posted on: 22 February 2017

Environmental Law News Update

In this Environmental News Update, Christopher Badger comments on a record payment for an enforcement undertaking agreed by the Environment Agency, the House of Lords Brexit report, and the UK’s role in the EU-ETS scheme.

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