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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: 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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Posted on: 24 June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the effectiveness of the Bathing Water Directive, the UK Citizens Climate Assembly’s efforts to explore how the UK can achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and further caselaw on Aarhus costs capping orders in judicial review.

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Posted on: 16 June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider mustard gas dumped in a Nottinghamshire lake, a challenge to the Department for Transport’s ‘Road Investment Strategy 2’ and COVID-19 waste in the seas and on the beaches.

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Posted on: 9 June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and William McBarnet consider whether a green industrial revolution is on the horizon, another case dealing with the treatment of waste material on shipment and a useful report on the economic regulation of the water industry in England and Wales.

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Posted on: 2 June 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Nicholas Ostrowski and William McBarnet consider development consent orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects, further clarification of the circumstances in which an Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA’) will be required and the practical ability of the water industry to react to supply shortages.

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Posted on: 26 May 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider a Court of Appeal case on the meaning of exempt waste operations, a new report on financing energy efficient buildings and the impact of coronavirus on the aqueous environment.

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Posted on: 15 May 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider interpretations by the courts of s108 powers, how the lockdown has shaped environmental mindsets and another ‘fishy’ decision.

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Posted on: 1 May 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger, and Natasha Hausdorff consider the refusal of the High Court for a judicial review of the HS2 decision, the Supreme Court’s judgment on the proper ambit for “ESG” considerations in relation to public pension schemes, and the powers of the Environment Agency regarding ‘fish passes’.

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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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