The “Great Repeal Bill” and environmental law – Six Pump Court

Posted August 21st, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 July. Its substantive provisions occupy 13 pages, with a further 47 pages of schedules (much of the latter being devoted to devolution issues). The accompanying Explanatory Notes, despite describing themselves as “not, and not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill”, are nevertheless of roughly equal total length.’

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Six Pump Court, 24th July 2017

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Latest legal challenge to Tory air pollution plans fails – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in consultations, environmental protection, news, pollution, publishing by sally

‘The government has won the latest court challenge over the UK’s air pollution crisis.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Laura Phillips consider the Bar Council’s Brexit Working Group paper on environmental law, the publication of revised voluntary guidelines for issuing Green Bonds, and pledges by the Mayor of London for a ‘zero-emission’ city by 2050.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th June 2017

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Lawyers plan to stop UK dropping EU rules on environment after Brexit – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘A taskforce of environmental lawyers is drawing up plans to stop thousands of EU rules protecting rivers, wildlife, coastlines and air quality from being dropped by the government after Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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Information law: when something is “on” an environmental measure – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in electricity, environmental protection, freedom of information, news by tracey

‘Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy v. Information Commissioner and Henney [2017] EWCA Civ 844. As many will know, there are two different systems of freedom of information, the first and better known, the Freedom for Information Act 2000, and the second, the Environmental Information Regulations 2009. From the perspective of the inquirer (Mr Henney, here), the EIRs are the more favourable, and it was the differences between the systems which gave rise to this long-running dispute to do with energy Smart Meters.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th June 2017

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Don’t mention the bigger picture – Panopticon

‘The definition of ‘environmental information’ is notoriously wide. Notorious too is the difficulty of applying it and the lack of binding authority on how to go about the task.’

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Panopticon, 29th June 2017

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Lorries illegally polluting the atmosphere with emission ‘cheats’ face crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 26th, 2017 in environmental protection, news, pollution, road traffic, transport by sally

‘Lorries that are illegally polluting the atmosphere via emission “cheats” face a crackdown, with random checks beginning in August.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2017

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Court of Appeal to hear legal challenge against Lancashire fracking plans – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 12th, 2017 in appeals, environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning by sally

‘Campaigners in Lancashire in England have won the right to continue their legal challenge against planned ‘fracking’ operations on farm land between the towns of Blackpool and Preston.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th June 2017

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Campaigners win permission for Court of Appeal challenge to fracking decision – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 9th, 2017 in appeals, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

‘Campaigners have this week been granted permission to appeal a Planning Court ruling allowing fracking at a site in Lancashire.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th June 2017

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Farmers in row with ASA after milk advert claiming dairy farms are ‘good for the land’ is banned for being misleading – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Farmers have hit out at a ruling by the advertising watchdog that organic dairy farming is not “good for the land”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2017

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Lobbying Act ‘stifling environment debate’ in election campaign – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in elections, environmental protection, lobbying, news by sally

‘Debate on environmental issues has been stifled in the run-up the general election leaving voters in the dark , opposition parties have claimed, as a result of the Lobbying Act and government determination to avoid criticism over problems such as air pollution.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2017

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UK government sued for third time over illegal air pollution from diesels – The Guardian

‘Environmental lawyers are taking the government to the high court for a third time in a bid to remove “major flaws” from minister’s plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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Purdah: Government should obey the law in the run-up to an election – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last November the judge decided that the UK’s air pollution plans under EU and domestic laws were not good enough. The case has a long, and unedifying back-story of Government not doing what the law says it should do.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th May 2017

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Litter ‘police’ paid bonuses to hand out fines to public, investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Litter “police” are being paid bonuses of up to £1,000 a month for handing out fines to members of the public, an investigation has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2017

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Saving the Environment: The Prospect of Electric Aircraft – 4 KBW

Posted May 15th, 2017 in aircraft, airlines, electricity, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The electric car, once only the domain of eccentric Sci-Fi movies, has now well and truly found its way into everyday consumer life. So, what’s next for the world of fuel innovation? Will we really be able to power commercial flights using just electric fuel, as we now can cars?’

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4 KBW, 12th May 2017

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Government set to be taken back to court over air pollution plans – The Guardian

‘Environment lawyers are expected to take the government back to court over its controversial plans to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis. They say the proposals are so weak they flout ministers’ obligation to protect public health.

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The Guardian, 6th May 2017

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Anger at no prosecution over shooting of bird of prey – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2017 in birds, environmental protection, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A decision by prosecutors to drop charges against a former gamekeeper accused of illegally shooting a bird of prey has prompted anger among conservationists.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2017

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Government rules out appealing air quality plan ruling – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has confirmed that it will not appeal last week’s High Court judgment which ordered it to produce its air quality plans by 9 May, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2017

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Government loses bid to suppress pollution plan that could drop ‘controversial bomb’ on election – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2017 in delay, elections, environmental protection, government departments, news by tracey

‘The Government has lost a High Court bid to delay publication of an air pollution plan – described as a “controversial bomb” by its own lawyer – until after the General Election.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2017

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High court orders UK government to explain clean air plan delay – The Guardian

‘The government has been ordered back to the high court to explain its last-minute bid to delay publication of the UK’s clean air plan.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2017

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