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 March 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Davies and William McBarnett 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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Posted on: 7 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the Government’s response to the EAC’s recent report on the 25 year Environment Plan, further official responses to the on-going inquiry into green finance, and flaws found by the chemicals industry in the Government’s REACH plans.

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Posted on: 30 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the environmental implications of yesterday’s Budget, a consultation between the FCA and the PRA on climate change and finance, and a recent case holding that an EIR request was “manifestly unreasonable”.

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Posted on: 15 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider an Environment Agency prosecution involving confiscation orders of over £250,000, chemical regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit and a recent case demonstrating that actions in statutory nuisance need not have an interest in land.

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Posted on: 8 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the inadequate disposal of clinical waste, a Bank of England report on climate change and the banking sector, and a RoboCop for the environment.

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Posted on: 1 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall and Mark Davies consider a Scottish court’s decision concerning Article 50 and the TEU, the announcement of the UN’s 2018 Climate Action Award Project Winners and an update from DEFRA on the incursion of Asian hornets into the UK.

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Posted on: 24 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the ‘Agent of Change’ concept as contained in the new NPPF, a report by ClientEarth that alleges that four more companies have failed to properly report on climate change risks and the release of further ‘no deal’ Brexit technical notices by the UK government.

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Posted on: 17 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Nicholas Ostrowski consider a landmark case on litigation privilege, the opening up of the EU Commission’s pre-legislative file, a set of principles for future collaboration between stakeholders within the water industry, and the revised NPPF.

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