UK fracking policy faces court challenges – The Guardian

‘Ministers face a pair of legal challenges to their planning rules on fracking this week, from a national environmental group and the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2018

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted December 14th, 2018 in brexit, environmental protection, news, water by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the EU Exit Legal Position on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Attorney General’s Legal Advice, the Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure and an important case about the courts’ approach to the balance between private rights and the public interest.’

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Six Pump Court, 10th December 2018

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Environmental Law Podcast – November 2018 – Six Pump Court

Posted December 14th, 2018 in brexit, environmental protection, news, podcasts, waste by sally

‘This short update focuses on November’s key legal developments, which this month include the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, the recent independent review of the current system of waste regulation and the latest on the new Environment Bill.’

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Six Pump Court, 5th December 2018

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How outdated tree-felling laws are putting rare woodland wildlife at risk – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, forestry, licensing, news, trees by tracey

‘A loophole in the Forestry Act means the habitats of protected species can be cut down – no matter how rare, how vulnerable or how much effort has gone into the regional conservation of the animal.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Coal mine could be built next to one of Northumberland’s most beautiful beaches after High Court appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, energy, environmental protection, miners, news by sally

‘An opencast coal mine could be built next to one of Northumerbland’s most beautiful beaches after The Court of Appeal overturned Savid Javid’s decision to block the scheme.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2018

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Man who illegally collected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs jailed for threatening population species – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2018 in birds, environmental protection, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “one-man crime wave” who illegally collected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Iceland Christmas advert ‘ban’ a ‘misunderstanding’, says advisory body – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘The outcry over the Iceland Christmas advert that was apparently banned is based on a “misunderstanding”, advertising industry advisory body Clearcast has said.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2018

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Environmental Law Podcast – October 2018 – Six Pump Court

‘This short update focuses on October’s key legal developments, which this month include environmental permit breaches for Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd concerning the treatment of clinical waste, classifying, labelling and packaging of chemicals post-Brexit, and the government’s request for guidance from the Committee on Climate Change on how to move to zero emissions of greenhouse gases.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th October 2018

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the environmental implications of yesterday’s Budget, a consultation between the FCA and the PRA on climate change and finance, and a recent case holding that an EIR request was “manifestly unreasonable”.’

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Six Pump Court, 30th October 2018

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Government faces new legal challenge over plans to speed up fracking – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2018 in EC law, energy, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The government is facing a fresh legal challenge to its proposals to fast-track new fracking sites by loosening planning regulations.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2018

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Council rejects claims it used wrong boundary over planning application – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2018 in boundaries, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘City and County of Swansea Council has rejected an allegation that it used the wrong boundary to appraise a planning application that affects the Gower area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2018

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Car washes to be given kitemark scheme to crack down on modern slavery – Daily Telegraph

‘Car washes will be given a Kitemark-style scheme to crack down on modern slavery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

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Fracking protesters walk free after court quashes ‘excessive’ sentences – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2018 in appeals, demonstrations, environmental protection, news, nuisance, sentencing by sally

‘Three protesters jailed for blocking access to a fracking site have walked free after the court of appeal quashed their sentences, calling them “manifestly excessive”.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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Row over holiday park sees permission granted for second judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 17th, 2018 in environmental protection, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Folkestone & Hythe District Council faces its second judicial review in a year over a dispute concerning a proposed holiday park.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2018

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Environmental Law and the core of legal learning: framing the future of environmental lawyers – OUP Blog

Posted October 16th, 2018 in environmental protection, legal education, news, solicitors, universities by sally

‘Environmental law has not been taught or seen as a ‘core’ legal subject, giving environmental law academics freedom to teach the subject in many different ways. This structural sidelining, however, belies important questions about how teaching environmental law relates to the core of legal learning. We are not suggesting that there is a core of environmental law knowledge that every student should learn (although there is lots to learn), but that it is important to reflect on whether there are core legal concepts, reasoning processes and skills that all environmental lawyers should have. This issue is now particularly pertinent as the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales is ‘releasing’ the LLB from its conventional structure of core legal subjects, so that existing assumptions about how environmental law relates to the core of (undergraduate) legal learning are up for grabs.’

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OUP Blog, 15th October 2018

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Lord Carnwath at the Justice Human Rights Law Conference 2018, London – Supreme Court

‘Lord Carnwath at the Justice Human Rights Law Conference 2018, London. Human Rights and the Environment.’

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Supreme Court, 10th October 2018

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Injunction seeks to halt start of fracking at Lancashire site – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2018 in energy, environmental protection, injunctions, news by sally

‘An injunction has been lodged to halt the start of fracking at one of the UK’s first horizontal exploration wells.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2018

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Who can complain of statutory nuisance? – Nearly Legal

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in complaints, environmental protection, housing, news, nuisance by sally

‘The question in the rather wonderfully titled Watkins v Aged Merchant Seamen’s Homes & Anor (2018) EWHC 2410 (Admin) was whether a former licensee who remained in occupation after a possession order could bring a complaint of statutory nuisance under Environmental Protection Act 1990 and ‘prove’ the condition of the property at the time of the hearing in the Magistrates Court. There are all sorts of things flying about in the background of this judgment, including off stage judicial review proceedings, but the key issue is what sort of status an occupier has to have to bring (and continue) an EPA 1990 prosecution.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th September 2018

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Government faces court action over ‘illegal’ planning policy – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in energy, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The government is facing a legal challenge over its new planning policy, which campaigners say was illegally adopted because the government failed to assess its environmental impact.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2018

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Sheffield tree protest council has legal costs of £413k – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in costs, demonstrations, environmental protection, jurisdiction, news, trees by sally

‘More than £413,000 has been spent by Sheffield City Council on legal proceedings against tree felling protestors, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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