Environment Agency told to protect wetlands in landmark court case – The Guardian

‘The high court has ordered the Environment Agency to reduce water abstraction and protect England’s rare wetland habitats, in a landmark case that confirms that European nature conservation laws remain enforceable despite Britain having left the EU.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2022

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Should billboard advertising be banned? – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2022 in advertising, environmental protection, health, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigner Charlotte Gage says that the outdoor adverts you see on billboards and bus stops should all be removed.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

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Liz Truss: The New Prime Minister’s Human Rights Record – Each Other

‘Liz Truss has just been voted by Conservative peers and members to be the next prime minister. The former secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs has a track record of voting against human rights progression in the UK and as prime minister will be involved in policy decisions that will radically change rights protections. The first targets? Replacing the Human Rights Act (HRA) with a Bill of Rights and potentially withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Each Other, 5th September 2022

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Persil advert banned for misleading green claims – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2022 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Unilever’s advert for one of its laundry detergents, Persil, has been banned for being misleading about its environmental benefits.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Fiduciaries and the power of investment: when is an ethical investment not an investment? – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in charities, environmental protection, fiduciary duty, news, trusts by sally

‘The universe of socially responsible or “ethical” investments has been expanding exponentially in recent years.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 18th July 2022

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Esso secures interim injunction against disruptors of aviation fuel pipeline – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2022 in aircraft, demonstrations, environmental protection, injunctions, news by sally

‘The oil company Esso has secured an interim high court injunction to prevent environmental protesters disrupting construction work on a 105km-long aviation fuel pipeline.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2022

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Sizewell C nuclear plant approval faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have begun a legal challenge against the government’s decision to give the Sizewell C nuclear power station the go-ahead amid warnings that UK nuclear plants will be on the frontline of climate breakdown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Eco-friendly coffin claims banned by advertising watchdog – BBC News

‘Two funeral providers have been banned from repeating claims about eco-friendly funeral packages by the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets – The Guardian

‘The high court has ordered the government to outline exactly how its net zero policies will achieve emissions targets, after a legal challenge from environmental groups.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2022

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UK government to scrap European law protecting special habitats – The Guardian

‘Environment secretary George Eustice wants to tear up a key piece of European law that environmentalists say protects cherished habitats in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2022

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Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision limiting private law actions in pollution disputes – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has confirmed a judgment of the High Court that affected parties do not have a right to bring private law actions against water companies over unauthorised discharges of sewage.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2022

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Davidstow Cathedral City cheese firm pollution fine – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in environmental protection, fines, food, news, pollution by tracey

‘One of the UK’s biggest cheddar cheese suppliers has been fined more than £1.5m after admitting a host of pollution and odour charges.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Goodbye greenwash! How the law is being used to force corporates to act on climate change – Mills & Reeve

‘Organisations and their leaders will increasingly face the financial and reputational consequences of climate change inaction, believes Alice Garton, director of global legal strategy at the Foundation for International Law for the Environment (FILE).’

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Mills & Reeve, 10th June 2022

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Adverts claiming plastic grass is eco-friendly are not allowed, says ASA – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Adverts claiming plastic grass is “eco-friendly” and “purifies” the atmosphere must be removed after the Advertising Standards Authority upheld complaints of greenwashing.’

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The Guardian, 8 June 2022

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Judge rejects legal challenge to grant of planning permission in dispute over whether committee could impose condition requiring 12 ecological corridor – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge of BCP Council’s decision to grant full planning permission for a substantial mixed use development in Bournemouth.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd May 2022

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Charitable trusts environmental investment ruling could have wider repercussions – OUT-LAW.com

‘A decision by the High Court of England and Wales to allow the trustees of two charitable trusts to exclude investments on the grounds that they conflict with their environmental values could have wider impacts for other organisations involved in investment activity, according to two legal experts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th May 2022

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Council facing judicial review challenge over approval of plans to double size of poultry farm – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judicial review application has been made against Powys County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of a poultry farm that is in the catchment area of a Special Area of Conservation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022

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The Broads: Couple launch legal challenge over water extraction monitoring plans – BBC News

‘A couple who have spent years battling water abstraction in a national park are taking their fight to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2022

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Trustee investment policy: Butler-Sloss & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in charities, Charity Commission, environmental protection, news, trusts by sally

‘In Butler-Sloss & Ors v The Charity Commission for England and Wales & Anor [2022] EWHC 974 (Ch), the trustees of two charities – the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust, whose principal purposes were environmental protection and improvement and the relief of poverty ­– sought clarification on whether they could adopt an investment policy that excluded many profitable potential investments which they considered would conflict with their charitable purposes.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd May 2022

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Wetlands protection law delays building of new homes in England – The Guardian

‘A legal requirement that new houses do not pollute nearby wetlands, rivers and nature reserves has halted development across a swath of England.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2022

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