UK could face substantial EU fines after Supreme Court ruling on air pollution, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in EC law, fines, news, pollution, references to European Court, Supreme Court by tracey

“The UK could face legal proceedings and substantial fines from the European
Commission as a result of its failure to meet air pollution limits, an expert
has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2013

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R (on the application of ClientEarth) (Appellant) v. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of ClientEarth) (Appellant) v. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 25 | UKSC 2012/0179 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 1st May 2013

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Supreme Court refers air pollution case to the EU Court – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Supreme Court has taken the UK’s lack of compliance with EU legislation, Directive 2008/50 (limiting the amount of nitrogen dioxide in air) much more seriously than the courts below. It has made a declaration that the UK is in breach and has referred questions of interpretation concerning the Directive and remedies to the CJEU.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st May 2013

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UK government failing legal duty on air pollution, supreme court rules – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2013 in EC law, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

“The UK government has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, the supreme court ruled on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2013

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Supreme court may force air pollution legislation – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2013 in EC law, environmental protection, news, pollution, Supreme Court by sally

“The supreme court could force the government to take steps to urgently reduce dangerous air pollution in many British cities to meet European limits, following a landmark hearing this week.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2013

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The polluted air that we breathe: Supreme Court to hear case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 16th, 2013 in EC law, environmental protection, news, pollution by sally

“Back in the late spring, it seemed as if ClientEarth’s claim against Defra in respect of air pollution had run into the buffers. It had been refused by the Court of Appeal, in reasons given extempore: see my earlier post before Bailii received the judgment. Not many such refused cases make it to the Supreme Court, but this one has.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th January 2013

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Court to force clean up of UK’s air pollution – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2012 in EC law, environmental health, government departments, news, pollution by sally

“The Government faces a Supreme Court action this week demanding that it slash air pollution levels by 2015. Lawyers acting for the environmental charity ClientEarth are making a legal challenge to force the coalition to cut levels of lethal nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to within European Commission limits.”

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The Independent, 15th July 2012

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The air that we breathe: NGO’s appeal dismissed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 6th, 2012 in appeals, EC law, environmental protection, judgments, news, pollution by sally

“A newsflash, really, confirming that ClientEarth’s claim for a declaration and mandatory order against Defra in respect of air pollution was refused by the Court of Appeal, in line with the judgment below. And the lack of a link to the CA’s judgment because it is not available, I imagine, because the judgment was extempore, and it is being transcribed at the moment. Sadly, that does not necessarily mean it gets onto the public access site, Bailli, in due course: the first instance decision still languishes on subscription-only sites. So all I know is that ClientEarth’s appeal did not find favour with Laws and Pitchford LJJ, sitting with Sir John Chadwick, but this, as ClientEarth explains, may not be the end of the line.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th June 2012

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Water part of contamination land definition is changed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2012 in environmental protection, news, planning, pollution, water by sally

“The statutory contaminated land regime has changed, with the principal change being to the definition of contaminated land. The changes took effect on 6 April.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th April 2012

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Cornish waste incinerator case reversed- expectation not legitimate after all – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 30th, 2012 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning, pollution by tracey

“The CA has just held that Collins J was wrong to hold (per my previous post) that the local NGO had a legitimate expectation that the Secretary of State would decide an air pollution issue, rather than leave it to the Environment Agency. In a nutshell, the Inspector (and hence the Secretary of State) was entitled to change his mind on this issue. So the expectation crumbled, and so did this judicial review to quash a decision to allow a waste incinerator to proceed.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th March 2012

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Defra to issue new guidelines for building on polluted land – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in contamination, environmental health, news, planning, pollution by sally

“Building on land contaminated by industrial pollution or even asbestos will be made easier after government regulations are published today, experts claim.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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Sibsey poultry farm Moy Park fined for chicken smells – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2011 in agriculture, environmental health, fines, news, pollution by sally

“A Lincolnshire poultry farm has been fined for allowing ‘nauseating’ smells to affect nearby residents.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

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Britain fends off threat of £300m fine over London air pollution – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2011 in EC law, fines, news, pollution by sally

“The government has fended off the threat of £300m in fines over air pollution in London after the European commission put on hold infringement proceedings by granting the UK a time extension to meet a key air quality directive, subject to an emergency action plan.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

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Polluting plant nursery in Norfolk is fined – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2010 in environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

“A plant nursery has has been fined £10,000 after polluting five miles of a stream in Norfolk.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Clay company fined for polluting Dartmoor stream – BBC News

“A clay company has been fined for polluting a stream on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

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Devon firm fined for River Lowman fish-death pollution – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2010 in fines, news, pollution by sally

“A Devon toiletries company has been fined £8,000 after admitted polluting a river in an incident which killed about 1,000 fish.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

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Meat firm fined over beck spill – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in environmental health, fines, news, pollution, water by sally

“A meat processing company in Lincolnshire has been fined £10,000 after ammonia escaped into a stream and killed 100 fish.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

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Legal fight to block sewage pipes – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2009 in news, pollution by sally

“Action is being taken over what is believed to be illegal amounts of sewage being washed into the sea at Torbay and other UK resorts.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2009

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Corby to appeal against disability verdict – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“A council found negligent in its clean-up of former steel works which may have led to birth defects is to appeal against a High Court ruling.”

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The Independent, 19th August 2009

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Birth defect families get £1.6m – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“A council in Northamptonshire at the centre of a birth defects case has been ordered to pay affected families an initial £1.6m to cover legal fees.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2009

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