ULEZ: New pollution charge zone to begin in London – BBC News

‘In less than a week, ULEZ will become ULEX. If you live in London and drive an older diesel or petrol car, radical changes are just around the corner.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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Insulate Britain: Injunction banning protests on London’s roads extended – BBC News

‘An injunction to ban Insulate Britain protesters from holding demonstrations on London’s roads has been extended.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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UK firms will have to disclose climate impact – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2021 in climate change, company law, disclosure, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Some large UK businesses will have to start disclosing their environmental impact, under new rules set to be brought in by the Treasury.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2021

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Euston tunnel HS2 protesters walk free from court – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2021 in demonstrations, environmental protection, news, railways, trespass by tracey

‘Six environmental protesters who occupied a tunnel close to Euston station in protest against the HS2 high-speed link earlier this year walked free from court after charges in connection with the occupation were dismissed by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2021

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Interim and final injunctions: the differences – Local Government Lawyer

‘Roderick Morton considers two injunction cases which neatly illustrate the differences between interim and final injunctions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2021

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Civil liberties groups criticise Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest – The Guardian

‘Civil liberties groups have reacted with dismay to Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest groups, saying demonstrations are a “core pillar of any healthy democracy”.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Patel pledges six months in prison or big fines for motorway protesters – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will face up to six months in prison or unlimited fines under plans to stop climate campaigners bringing traffic to a halt, Priti Patel will say this week.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2021

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No case to answer: prosecution under s. 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 dismissed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Sarah Salmon reports on how a social landlord successfully defended a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st October 2021

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Judge issues protest warning as Paralympian jailed for plane stunt – The Guardian

‘A British Paralympic gold medallist has been jailed for a year for glueing himself to the roof of a passenger jet in an Extinction Rebellion protest – the first custodial sentence for any action linked to the group.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Government takes legal action against M25 climate protesters – Home Office

‘Activists who have been carrying out a string of disruptive demonstrations along the M25, causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of people, will be in contempt of court if they breach the terms of an interim injunction won by National Highways today (22 September 2021).’

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Home Office, 22nd September 2021

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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Airline ads that encourage taking too many flights and carmakers that show SUVs tearing up the countryside are set to fall foul of a crackdown on marketing that encourages environmentally irresponsible behaviour.

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2021

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Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways – The Guardian

‘Priti Patel and Grant Shapps are seeking a court injunction to stop environmental protesters from targeting major motorways after five days of tailbacks and damaging headlines for the government.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2021

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UK climate laws ‘falling short’ despite emissions reductions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 10th, 2021 in climate change, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The UK’s “pioneering” climate laws have been more effective than legislative efforts elsewhere in the world – but are still failing to reduce emissions by an adequate amount, a campaigning legal group reports today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th September 2021

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Public inquiry begins into plans for new coalmine in Cumbria – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2021 in climate change, energy, environmental protection, inquiries, news by sally

‘There is dwindling support for proposals to build the UK’s first deep coalmine in 30 years in Cumbria, say campaigners, as a public inquiry into the mining plans gets under way.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2021

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XR demands answers on how protests will be policed after Supreme Court defends disruptive demonstrations – The Independent

‘Extinction Rebellion has demanded to know how its upcoming demonstrations will be policed after the Supreme Court ruled that protest can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads under human rights law.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Watchdog backs regulator’s plan to reduce UK energy firms’ returns – The Guardian

‘The competition watchdog has sided with Great Britain’s energy regulator after an industry rebellion over a clampdown on the returns energy network companies can make at the expense of customer bills.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

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Prosecutors review Extinction Rebellion cases as third protester in three days has conviction quashed – The Independent

‘Prosecutors are reviewing numerous Extinction Rebellion cases after a third protester in as many days had their conviction quashed.’

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The Independent, 5th August 2021

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Judge rejects legal challenge over £27.4bn roads programme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has thrown out a campaign group’s legal challenge to the Government’s £27.4bn Road Investment Strategy 2: 2020-25.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th July 2021

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Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt – BBC News

‘A former Paralympian who glued himself to the roof of a plane has been found guilty of causing a public nuisance.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Court of Appeal revives “unmanageable” £5bn class action – Legal Futures

‘A decision to strike out an “unmanageable” £5bn group action brought by 200,000 claimants over a dam collapse in Brazil can be appealed, the Court of Appeal has decided.’

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Legal Futures, 28th July 2021

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