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

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

Cabinet Office ignores court order to release secret fracking report – The Guardian

‘The Cabinet Office has defied a court order to release a secret government report on the UK’s fracking industry. Officials were expected to hand over the report on Monday, days before Britain’s first general election leaders’ debate on the climate crisis, after the information tribunal ruled it was in the public interest to disclose its findings in full.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Environmental Law Podcast – November 2019 – Six Pump Court

Posted November 26th, 2019 in environmental protection, financial regulation, news, nuisance, pollution by sally

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

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Six Pump Court, 22nd November 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted November 26th, 2019 in disclosure, environmental protection, freedom of information, news, privilege by sally

‘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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Six Pump Court, 19th November 2019

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Silent Victims – The Damaging Impact of the UK Drug Trade on the Environment – 25 Bedford Row

Posted November 26th, 2019 in drug trafficking, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Drug trafficking, and tackling it, includes practices which are costly to the UK’s natural habitat—from drug-fuelled deforestation to drug-plant eradication—yet it remains an underexplored issue. A recent study has highlighted the environmental damage caused by the narcotics trade, showing traces of cocaine and other illegal drugs in marine life in UK rivers. Rudi Fortson QC, barrister at 25 Bedford Row and visiting Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, outlines the legislation (or lack of) responsible for protecting the environment against illegal activity and how things could be improved.’

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25 Bedford Row, 7th 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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

Fracking: How The Police Response Is Threatening The Right To Protest – Rights Info

‘The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”.’

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Rights Info, 11th 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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Nationally significant infrastructure projects – hot topics seminar High Court challenges – current issues – Landmark Chambers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in environmental protection, news, planning, time limits by sally

‘This talk is billed as “current issues” in respect of High Court challenges to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (“NSIPS”). However, given the limited number of challenges that have in fact been brought under the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) regime, we have sought to draw out themes arising from those challenges which have been decided by the courts and the lessons to be learnt from those cases.’

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Landmark Chambers, 1st October 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

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Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling after a landmark High Court challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in animals, consultations, energy, environmental protection, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling off British coastlines after a landmark High Court challenge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers – The Guardian

‘The multibillion-pound expansion of Heathrow violates the rights of children and future generations, who will face the greatest impact of the climate crisis, lawyers will argue at the court of appeal in London.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2019

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Extinction Rebellion London Ban: What Is A Section 14 Order And Is It Lawful? – Rights Info

‘Police have banned climate campaigners Extinction Rebellion (XR) from protesting in London, a move that human rights groups have condemned as “chilling”. What power does the police have to do this, and is it lawful? RightsInfo explores.’

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Rights Info, 15th October 2019

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Specialist police assigned to Extinction Rebellion rallies – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, environmental protection, news, police by tracey

‘Specialist police teams will be heading to London this weekend to help deal with two weeks of protests planned by Extinction Rebellion, the environmental activists who brought the capital to a standstill over Easter.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Scores of Extinction Rebellion protesters face London courts – The Guardian

‘Scores of environmental activists will appear in court this week in one of the UK’s biggest legal crackdowns on climate protests.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Communities will get legal right to fight ugly buildings in their towns – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2019 in environmental protection, housing, news, planning by michael

‘Communities will get the legal right to fight ugly buildings and poorly designed new homes in their towns and villages in new Government guidance to be published on Monday [30 September].’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protesters guilty of obstructing highway – BBC News

‘Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners who caused hours of traffic disruption at a climate change protest have been found guilty of obstructing a highway.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2019

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Lord Sales at the Anglo-Australasian Law Society, Sydney – Supreme Court

Posted September 6th, 2019 in climate change, company directors, environmental protection, speeches by tracey

‘Directors’ duties and climate change: Keeping pace with environmental challenges.’

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Supreme Court, 27th August 2019

Source: www.supremecourt.uk