Latest legal challenge to Tory air pollution plans fails – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in consultations, environmental protection, news, pollution, publishing by sally

‘The government has won the latest court challenge over the UK’s air pollution crisis.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Lorries illegally polluting the atmosphere with emission ‘cheats’ face crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 26th, 2017 in environmental protection, news, pollution, road traffic, transport by sally

‘Lorries that are illegally polluting the atmosphere via emission “cheats” face a crackdown, with random checks beginning in August.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2017

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UK government sued for third time over illegal air pollution from diesels – The Guardian

‘Environmental lawyers are taking the government to the high court for a third time in a bid to remove “major flaws” from minister’s plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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Purdah: Government should obey the law in the run-up to an election – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last November the judge decided that the UK’s air pollution plans under EU and domestic laws were not good enough. The case has a long, and unedifying back-story of Government not doing what the law says it should do.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th May 2017

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Government set to be taken back to court over air pollution plans – The Guardian

‘Environment lawyers are expected to take the government back to court over its controversial plans to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis. They say the proposals are so weak they flout ministers’ obligation to protect public health.

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The Guardian, 6th May 2017

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Government rules out appealing air quality plan ruling – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has confirmed that it will not appeal last week’s High Court judgment which ordered it to produce its air quality plans by 9 May, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2017

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High court orders UK government to explain clean air plan delay – The Guardian

‘The government has been ordered back to the high court to explain its last-minute bid to delay publication of the UK’s clean air plan.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2017

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Government given 21 days to explain climate change failures or face legal action – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2017 in budgets, climate change, delay, energy, government departments, news, pollution by sally

‘Environmental lawyers at campaign group ClientEarth set deadline amid concern over repeated delays to publication of Government’s key plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2017

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Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in fines, news, pollution, sewerage, water companies by sally

‘Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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MPs launch unprecedented inquiry into air pollution amid Government delay and inaction – The Independent

‘In an unprecedented move, four House of Commons select committees are to investigate the state of air pollution in cities across the country.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2017

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Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal – The Guardian

‘More than 35,000 motorists have joined a class action lawsuit against VW in England and Wales over the emissions scandal.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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Councils fail in bid to challenge decision over third runway at Heathrow – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2017 in airports, civil procedure rules, local government, news, planning, pollution by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought by four local authorities over the Transport Secretary’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow Airport.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2017

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Companies pay out more than £1.5m for breaking environment laws – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in enforcement, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘More than £1.5m will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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Southern Water fined record £2m for sewage leak on Kent beaches – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in fines, news, pollution, sewerage, water companies by sally

‘Southern Water has been fined a record £2m for flooding beaches in Kent with raw sewage, leaving them closed to the public for nine days.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2016

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ASA bans ad to remove pollution filters from diesel cars – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2016 in advertising, environmental protection, news, pollution, road traffic by sally

‘The rogue practice of removing vital pollution filters from the exhausts of diesel vehicles has suffered a blow with the Advertising Standards Agency for the first time banning an advert for the service.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2016

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Four councils formally launch legal action over Heathrow expansion – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 12th, 2016 in airports, consultations, local government, news, pollution by sally

‘Four local authorities have formally served legal papers accusing the Government of unlawfully supporting the expansion of Heathrow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2016

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When the court should look over the shoulder of a decision-maker – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2016 in EC law, environmental protection, judicial review, news, pollution by tracey

‘R (ClientEarth No.2) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Garnham J, 21 November 2016. A quick follow-up ruling to the judgment of 2 November (here) in which the UK’s air pollution plans under EU and domestic laws were found wanting by the Administrative Court. The pollutant was nitrogen dioxide – a major product of vehicle exhaust fumes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2016

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Council right to seek injunction against vegetable processing plant: judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 8th, 2016 in costs, injunctions, local government, news, nuisance, pollution by sally

‘It was reasonable for a council to apply for an interim injunction against a company over allegations of a bad odour from its vegetable processing plant, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd November 2016

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High Court judge quashes DEFRA air quality plan over non-compliance – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 7th, 2016 in environmental protection, news, pollution by sally

‘A High Court judge has this week quashed the Government’s Air Quality Plan 2015 over its failure to bring the UK into compliance with the law “as soon as possible”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd November 2016

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UK Government has breached air pollution laws and failed to take enough action on emissions, High Court rules – The Independent

‘The High Court has ruled against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2016

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