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: 13 May 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Frances Lawson consider the Environment Agency’s flooding strategy consultation, thoughts on Ofwat’s future direction and a new Government consultation on the future of carbon pricing post-Brexit.

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Posted on: 8 May 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider the recent confusion over licensing exemptions for wild birds, Labour’s proposals for the water industry and the decline in nature and acceleration of species extinction highlighted in a report from the IPBES.

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Posted on: 29 April 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Frances Lawson consider the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill, recent official publications on water resource infrastructure and a report from the Prudential Regulation Authority concerning climate change-related financial risks.

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Posted on: 23 April 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Stephen Hockman QC, Christopher Badger and Ana Kantzelis consider a rebuke for the UK’s lack of progress towards improving air quality in the European Commission’s most recent Environmental Implementation Review, a report from the Bank of England on the financial risks of climate change and coverage of a recent meeting of UNCITRAL WG III Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform.

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Posted on: 16 April 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Stephen Hockman QC, William Upton QC, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, and Ana Kantzelis consider the inclusion of environmental considerations in IIAs, the treatment of environmental protestors in the civil courts, the duty of care in respect of environmental activities of companies at home and abroad, and publication of new EA guidance containing an extended list of convictions for assessing permit competence.

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Posted on: 1 April 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider requirements for UK waste exporters to review contingency plans in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a possible merger of DEFRA Non-Departments Public Bodies and new guidance for organisations to ensure compliance with modern slavery regulations.

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Posted on: 25 March 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Watson QC, Christopher Badger, and Mark Davies consider evidence given to the Environmental Audit Committee about the new Office for Environmental Protection, environmental announcements in the Treasury’s Spring Statement and publication of the European Commission’s ‘Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment’.

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Posted on: 18 March 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Davies and William McBarnet consider the Welsh Government’s consultation on environmental policy post-Brexit, UK plans to designate over half of the UK’s global waters as Marine Protected Areas and a recent case concerning the impact of licensing badger culls on sites of special scientific interest.

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Posted on: 11 March 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, our new silk William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider challenges to national planning and environmental policy, the consequences for employees if they fail to co-operate with the Environment Agency and continuing scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill.

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Posted on: 4 March 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Natasha Hausdorff consider recent authorities on abuse of process, closer scrutiny of air quality sampling and an EC consultation on new guidelines for company reporting on climate-related information.

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Posted on: 25 February 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and Natasha Hausdorff consider the publication of the Environment Agency’s quarterly scorecard, a new consultation on plastic packaging tax and continuing scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill.

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Posted on: 18 February 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and William Upton consider the new Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill, de minimis interpretations of environmental permit exemptions and privacy issues relating to high rise buildings.

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Posted on: 11 February 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the sentencing in a case involving a conspiracy to defraud the WEEE régime, carbon credits and emission monitoring plans under consideration at a key international aviation industry meeting and stark warnings about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit from the Institute for Government.

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Posted on: 4 February 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton and Christopher Badger consider a lack of remedies for breaching air quality standards, environmentally conscious ship recycling and publication of the UK’s maritime strategy.

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Posted on: 28 January 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and Mark Davies consider a call from the European Commission for the UK to fully comply with an urban waste water ruling, government proposals on reforming water regulation and abstraction licensing and a call from environmental committees for further scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill.

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Posted on: 21 January 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, William Upton and Mark Davies consider a case where a property owner was required to remedy a connection to the sewerage system outside of the property, how much has to be reconsidered when an Environmental Permit is varied and a new EU report on climate-related disclosures.

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Posted on: 14 January 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the government’s 2019 Clean Air Strategy, financial penalties for a water company supplying polluted drinking water and an updated framework for the disposal of radioactive waste.

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Posted on: 7 January 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider environmental law predictions for 2019, an unwelcome Christmas present for Thames Water and the latest Water Conservation Report from the Secretary of State.

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Posted on: 21 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the new Environment Bill, DEFRA’s new Waste and Resources Strategy and a water pollution playlist.

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Posted on: 17 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers new HSE guidance on chemicals regulation in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a reconsideration of the definition of “trade effluent” in a recent appeal case, and International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 recommended for consideration by Parliament.

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Posted on: 10 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the EU Exit Legal Position on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Attorney General’s Legal Advice, the Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure and an important case about the courts’ approach to the balance between private rights and the public interest.

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Posted on: 3 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider another reminder of the responsibilities of landowners, the government’s response to a recent consultation on the waste sector, and new regulations banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes.

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Posted on: 26 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Natasha Hausdorff and William McBarnett consider the environmental implications of the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement, the impact of climate change on flood claims, and a new consultation on the offshore civil sanctions regime

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Posted on: 19 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Christopher Badger consider environmental protections contained in the Draft Brexit Agreement, an independent review into the current system of waste regulation, and further requests to the ECJ for guidance on the Habitats Directive.

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Posted on: 12 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, David Travers QC, Christopher Badger, and Zander Goss consider a win for Dyson in its labelling battle with the European Commission, the prospect of bodycams for EA officers and seizure and destruction by the EA of vehicles that have been used in waste crimes.

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