Guidance on the court’s approach to challenges to planning permissions for quarrying in green belt (Haden v Shropshire Council) – No. 5 Chambers

Posted January 28th, 2020 in equality, health, local government, news, planning, pollution by sally

‘Planning analysis: In Haden v Shropshire Council, the High Court rejected a legal challenge to a local planning authority’s (LPA’s) decision to grant planning permission for development of a sand and gravel quarry in the green belt. Nina Pindham, a barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers and counsel for the defendant, considers the case and its implications.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 23rd January 2020

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Timetable set for new inquest into ‘air quality’ death of child – Local Government Lawyer

‘A new inquest into the death of 9 year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah will be held November or December this year, following the ordering of a new inquest by the high court last year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd January 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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

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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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Anger as River Teifi pollution plant avoids prosecution – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in accidents, animals, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution, prosecutions, Wales, water by sally

‘Anglers are “appalled and dismayed” at the decision not to prosecute a company that polluted a river, killing about 18,000 fish.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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The Heathrow judgment: what we learned about climate change law – Six Pump Court

‘The High Court judgment in the Heathrow third runway case is arguably the most extensive judicial reasoning on current UK climate change law to date.’

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Six Pump Court, 25th June 2019

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Clean air zones: Where will UK drivers pay for polluting? – BBC News

‘Drivers of the most polluting vehicles now have to pay to drive into central London – and soon other towns and cities across the UK will follow suit.’

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BBC News. 12th April 2019

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New Judgment: Vedanta Resources PLC & Anor v Lungowe & Ors [2019] UKSC 20 – UKSC Blog

‘1826 Zambian citizens issued proceedings against Zambian company KCM and Vedanta (KCM’s ultimate parent company) for personal injury, damage to property and loss of income, amenity and enjoyment of land as a result of pollution and environmental damage caused by discharges of harmful effluent from the Nchanga mine since 2005. Vedanta was served within the jurisdiction, while KCM was served out of the jurisdiction, with permission obtained on a without notice application. In September and October 2015 Vedanta and KCM respectively applied for declarations that the court lacked jurisdiction to try the claims or, alternatively, that it should not exercise such jurisdiction that it might have. Coulson J dismissed those applications. The Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of those applications.’

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UKSC Blog, 10th April 2019

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ULEZ: New pollution charge begins in London – BBC News

‘Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone area at any time.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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Environmental lawyers fire warning to councils on legal risk of air pollution “inaction” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 26th, 2019 in environmental protection, local government, news, pollution by sally

‘Environmental law charity ClientEarth has warned 38 local authorities in England and Wales of the legal risk of inaction on air pollution.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th March 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest plea lodged – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in children, inquests, news, pollution by sally

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl whose death may have been linked to air pollution has applied to the High Court for a new inquest.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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Clean air strategy 2019—raising difficult expectations? – Six Pump Court

Posted February 8th, 2019 in environmental protection, news, pollution by sally

‘In an article for Lexis PSL, William Upton considers the key features and future impact of the government’s clean air strategy 2019.’

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Six Pump Court, 1st February 2019

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Top UK health bodies demand new clean air act – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in health, news, pollution by sally

‘The UK’s leading health professionals are calling on the government to implement the biggest shake-up of air quality legislation for 60 years in an effort to tackle the country’s growing air pollution crisis.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2018

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Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child’s death – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2018 in children, inquests, news, pollution, reports by sally

‘A nine-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2018

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Grayling to face legal action over Heathrow expansion plan – The Guardian

‘The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, is facing a fresh headache over Heathrow as a group of councils confirmed they were planning legal action against expansion, just hours after MPs voted overwhelmingly to back a third runway.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2018

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UK inquiry opened into carbon capture, usage and storage – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee is to scrutinise how the government plans to reduce emissions and meet its climate change targets should the cost of using carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) solutions not fall.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st May 2018

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Air pollution: UK government’s failed legal battles cost taxpayers £500,000 – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2018 in costs, environmental protection, news, pollution by sally

‘The UK government has spent more than half a million pounds on failed legal battles against clean air campaigners, according to newly released documents that underline the cost of weak action on pollution.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2018

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Groundhog Day for air pollution breaches: Government loses again – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in environmental protection, government departments, news, pollution by tracey

‘R (ClientEarth No.3) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Garnham J, 21 February 2018. DEFRA has been found wanting again, in its latest attempt to address nitrogen dioxide in air. This is the third time. Yet DEFRA’s own analysis suggests that some 23,500 people die every year because of this pollutant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd February 2017

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Government loses clean air court case – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in environmental health, local government, news, pollution by sally

‘Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2018

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Air pollution will damage UK health for ‘many years’, court told – The Guardian

‘Air pollution will continue to take a heavy toll on people’s health for many years to come unless the UK government is forced once again to improve its action plan, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com