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: 1 April 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Watson QC, Charles Morgan, and Mark Davies consider developments in a case imposing the largest ever environmental fine on an individual, a new report from the National Audit Office on the challenges of water supply and demand and a new policy paper from the Department for Transport on decarbonising transport.

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Posted on: 25 March 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider a call for evidence on future work from the Environmental Audit Committee, a new government consultation on plastic packaging tax and the latest policy outline from the Environment Agency on the treatment of sludge.

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Posted on: 12 March 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger consider environmental promises in this week’s budget, effects on the environment from the coronavirus and a new report that says net zero by 2050 is possible.

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Posted on: 4 March 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the decision on Heathrow’s third runway, a reversal of the Government’s position on onshore wind and solar and a new authority on legal professional privilege.

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Posted on: 25 February 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider the publication of the EU’s mandate for UK trade deal negotiations, difficult choices ahead for flood planning and new UK and international environment appointments.

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Posted on: 19 February 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Natasha Hausdorff consider recent flooding events in the UK, the Tate Gallery viewing platform case and the rise in fly-tipping and organised crime.

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Posted on: 11 February 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies take a look at the recently published Environment Bill.

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Posted on: 28 January 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers a new report from the Committee on Climate Change, progress of the Agriculture Bill and a briefing paper from DEFRA putting plastic waste back on the agenda.

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Posted on: 21 January 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the launch of a new Waste Crime Task Force, a case upholding the Environment Agency’s charging scheme for vessels and a successful appeal regarding the landfill tax treatment of ‘fluff’.

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Posted on: 15 January 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Mark Davies consider the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill, the Dutch Supreme Court’s ruling in the Urgenda litigation and the role of local authorities in climate change and nuisance law.

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Posted on: 7 January 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider predictions for the year ahead, new legal limits on sulphur in shipping fuel and Mark Carney’s call for action on climate change disclosures.

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Posted on: 18 December 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Gordon Wignall assess our blog predictions made back in January, the progress of the European Green Deal and this year’s selection of Christmas songs for environmental lawyers.

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Posted on: 12 December 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Gordon Wignall consider a call for evidence on the sixth climate budget from the Committee on Climate Change, a dramatic increase in the carbon price used for calculating civil penalties, a case considering the effect of arrangements entered into between a local authority and Thames Water relating to water supply and the rise in private law climate change actions in nuisance.

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Posted on: 3 December 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Davies, Angelica Rokad and William McBarnet consider the first ever televised climate change debate, coverage of environmental issues in the Conservative election manifesto and the recent prosecution of Weetabix for polluting the River Ise.

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Posted on: 27 November 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider a case concerning the legality of an environmental permit and the coverage of environmental issues in the Labour election manifesto.

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Posted on: 19 November 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers a successful appeal for the disclosure of privileged instructions to Counsel under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the adoption of legislative reforms on sustainable finance and investments by the European Council and Greenpeace claims that the UK will miss environmental targets for 2020 and beyond.

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Posted on: 12 November 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Mark Davies and William McBarnet consider the end of government support for fracking, a criminal behaviour order imposed for noise nuisance and new Forestry Commission guidance for ‘Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency’.

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Posted on: 6 November 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and Mark Davies consider developments regarding the Environment Bill, leadership in the climate crisis and a case against Exxon Mobil in the US for improper forecasting of the cost of climate regulation to its business.

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Posted on: 29 October 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers new pollution statistics from the Environment Agency, a new cabinet committee on climate change chaired by the Prime Minister and FCA feedback on climate change and green finance.

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Posted on: 23 October 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider the recently published Environment Bill, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and whether public nuisance might provide a means of taking action in cases of climate change.

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Posted on: 15 October 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider the Environment Agency’s aim to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2030, Mark Carney’s comments on climate risks and resilience and new Environment Agency guidance on climate change risk assessments for bespoke permits.

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Posted on: 8 October 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger considers Ofwat’s new strategy, the publication of a new report on climate benchmarks by the EU Technical Expert Group and a new Environment Agency consultation on the new standard rules permits.

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Posted on: 2 October 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Mark Davies considers environmental developments in Scotland, a new fisheries agreement with Norway and acquittal of French climate protestors.

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Posted on: 24 September 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger considers plans to host the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow, publication of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s radioactive waste strategy and the announcement of a review of bio-waste sites by the Environment Agency.

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Posted on: 17 September 2019

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and William McBarnet consider the implications of air quality factors in planning decisions, a recommendation for flexibility in local authority waste strategies and criticism from the Natural Capital Committee of DEFRA’s environmental “progress”.

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