Beauty, Trees and Zoning – Exchange Chambers

‘As the United Kingdom begins to plot a new course outside the European Union, 2020 has begun with a flurry of reports (doubtless with one eye on the forthcoming Planning White Paper in England) recommending changes to planning law and land use policies, whether in the interests of economic development, more beautiful places, nature conservation or combatting climate change.’

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Exchange Chambers, 12th February 2020

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Destination: Net Zero – Airport Expansion and Climate Change – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted February 11th, 2020 in airports, chambers articles, climate change, news by sally

‘Gethin Thomas consider the implications of the Net Zero target enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2008 for regional airport expansion.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 10th February 2020

Source: www.39essex.com

Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

‘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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Six Pump Court, 28th January 2020

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UK sued for approving Europe’s biggest gas power station – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2020 in climate change, energy, environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning by tracey

‘The UK government is being sued for approving a large new gas-fired power plant, overruling the climate change objections of its own planning authority.
The plant, being developed by Drax in north Yorkshire, would become the biggest gas power station in Europe and could produce 75% of the UK’s power sector emissions when fully operational, according to the environmental lawyers ClientEarth, who have brought the judicial review.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2020

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Extinction Rebellion activists cleared after arresting officer books holiday during trial – Daily Telegraph

‘A group of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors who brought City of London Airport to a standstill were given £280 to cover travel costs to court, after their case collapsed because a key police witness is on holiday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted January 29th, 2020 in agriculture, bills, climate change, environmental protection, news, waste by sally

‘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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Six Pump Court, 28th January 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted January 17th, 2020 in bills, climate change, environmental protection, local government, news, nuisance by sally

‘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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Six Pump Court, 15th January 2020

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Priti Patel defends inclusion of Extinction Rebellion on terror list – Home Office

‘The home secretary, Priti Patel, has defended anti-terror police for putting the Extinction Rebellion environmental protest group on a list of extremist ideologies, saying it was important to look at “a range of security risks”.’

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Home Office, 13th January 2020

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Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, juries, news, railways by sally

‘A jury has expressed its regret at convicting three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted December 4th, 2019 in climate change, environmental protection, news, political parties, pollution by sally

‘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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Six Pump Court. 3rd December 2019

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Extinction Rebellion: The ‘reluctant activists’ facing criminal records – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, imprisonment, news, public order by sally

‘Thousands of people from across the UK have been arrested this year as part of climate change protests that police said have stretched resources.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2019

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Vegan activists banned by ASA from using poster which claimed eating meat is worse than all forms of transport – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, agriculture, climate change, complaints, news, veganism by sally

‘A vegan poster campaign has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that eating meat is worse for greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2019

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Legislating for a new framework – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 25th, 2019 in bills, brexit, climate change, environmental health, environmental protection, news by sally

‘On 15 October the Environment Bill was published. The first half of the bill was originally published in December 2018 as the Environmental (Principles and Governance) Bill.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th November 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protest: Met accused of 521 abuses of power – The Guardian

‘Police carried out widespread abuses of power during Extinction Rebellion’s two weeks of protests in October, according to investigators who have collated dozens of reports from protesters.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Chancellor of the High Court: the annual COMBAR lecture – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Chancellor of the High Court: the annual COMBAR lecture.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th November 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted November 7th, 2019 in bills, climate change, energy, environmental protection, fraud, news by sally

‘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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Six Pump Court, 6th November 2019

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Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests ruled illegal by high court – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police, public order by sally

‘Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may now sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests in London last month.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2019

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Commonwealth head warns of dangers of denying justice to all – The Guardian

‘Denying access to justice risks creating fresh conflicts at a time when the international rule of law is under threat, the Commonwealth secretary general has warned ahead of a meeting of the organisation’s law enforcement officers.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

‘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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Six Pump Court, 23rd October 2019

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Environmental Law Podcast – October 2019 – Six Pump Court

Posted October 30th, 2019 in bills, climate change, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

In this short update Mark considers:

– Publication of the Environment Bill;
– Environment Agency aims to become net carbon zero by 2030; and
– New requirements for applicants for certain bespoke permits to carry out risk assessments on adapting to climate change.’

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Six Pump Court, 29th October 2019

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk