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: 16 July 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and Charles Morgan consider consider a case concerning the consensual disposal of judicial review proceedings, developments near COMAH sites, the Southern Water saga and announce a new book on flood claims.

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Posted on: 6 July 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and Noémi Byrd consider the countdown to Net Zero, the role of climate change in planning reforms and why complaints to the Office of Environmental Protection already matter.

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Posted on: 15 June 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Charles Morgan and Natasha Hausdorff consider lawful development certificates, the Environment Agency’s National Waste Crime Agency and the dangers of sewage sludge.

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Posted on: 9 June 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and James Harrison consider the precautionary principle, the new Dutch case about Shell’s climate change obligations, the latest list of Enforcement Undertakings, and look forward to the UKELA conference.

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Posted on: 30 April 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update,  Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and James Harrison consider the Government’s commitment to a 78% reduction in emissions by 2035, the publication of a climate change strategy by the Pensions Regulator and a case which rules that fluff is subject to landfill tax.

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Posted on: 12 March 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger consider the Supreme Court decision on parent company liability in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell plc, another case concerning the scope of the Environment Agency’s liabilities in common law negligence and environmental announcements in the 2021 Budget.

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Posted on: 5 March 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider water pollution fines for Thames Water and fines in the US for a UK company found to be in breach of air pollution limits.

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Posted on: 5 February 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Noémi Byrd and Mark Davies consider a recent case involving the application of Energy National Policy Statements to nationally significant infrastructure projects, developments on legislation to curb sewage overflows and further delays for the Environment Bill.

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Posted on: 25 January 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Nicholas Ostrowski and Mark Davies consider disputes over riparian rights and related land drainage issues, more public interest litigation from environmental groups and charities and the news that the US will re-join the Paris Agreement.

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Posted on: 11 January 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider some environmental predictions for 2021, whether an Environmental Impact Assessment should consider ‘indirect’ emissions and a further case dealing with the complexities of assessing bathing water quality.

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Posted on: 18 December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the Supreme Court decision on the third runway at Heathrow, the outcome of our 2020 predictions and some pertinent musical suggestions for an environmental sing-a-long this festive season.

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Posted on: 11 December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the fatal accident at Avonmouth, publication of the UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget and consultation on the Environment Agency’s charges for a UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

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Posted on: 2 December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the fast-tracking of a climate case by the EctHR, challenges to Environment Agency decisions post-2020 and an update on the Friends of the Earth and Shell litigation.

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Posted on: 20 November 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider clarification on the sentencing guidelines from the Court of Appeal, measures to tackle misleading environmental claims and the announcement of the Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

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Posted on: 2 November 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger consider the NCC’s Final Response to the 25 Year Environment Plan Progress Report, the legal arrangements between water companies and local authorities for payment for the supply of mains water to tenants, and funding shortages – the effect on the Environment Agency, inspection, enforcement, end-of-waste and the new Office for Environmental Protection.

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Posted on: 23 October 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and William McBarnet consider amendments to the Environment Bill, sludge disposal regulation and government commitments to a more comprehensive Net Zero Strategy.

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Posted on: 14 October 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the new Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill 2019-21, proposed regulations on ecodesign requirements for household appliances and refrigeration and the launch of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

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Posted on: 2 October 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the new Jet Zero Council, pledges to reverse biodiversity loss and the extension of the Environment Agency’s Covid Regulatory Position Statements.

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Posted on: 25 September 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider compliance with the Water Framework Directive, Law Commission proposals on reforming the confiscation regime and new proposals to hit net zero from the Climate Assembly UK.

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Posted on: 15 September 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Nicholas Ostrowski and Natasha Hausdorff consider a new planning White Paper, publication of the Environment Agency’s latest scorecard and it’s State of the Environment Report.

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Posted on: 2 September 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and Mark Davies consider a case dealing with the criminal liability of landowners for waste on their site, a report from Interpol on the sharp rise in plastic waste crime and a new policy paper from DEFRA on the inclusion of environmental targets in the Environment Bill.

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Posted on: 24 July 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and Mark Davies consider a challenge from Plan B over the ‘unlawful allocation’ of Government and Bank of England funds, a commitment by Apple to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and liability for environmental damage from land drainage.

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Posted on: 17 July 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider ongoing worries over water supply, delays to the planned incorporation of sewage sludge use within permitting regulations and plans to ‘build back greener’ after the lockdown.

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Posted on: 8 July 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Natasha Hausdorff consider the extent of overflows from the sewerage system, the assessment of waste within the Transfrontier Shipment Regulations and new legislation making e-scooters legal.

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Posted on: 2 July 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Nicholas Ostrowski, Natasha Hausdorff and Mark Davies consider a new consultation on the England Tree Strategy, a progress report from the Committee on Climate Change and the launch of a new National Framework for Water Resources.

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