Ministers face legal challenge over cuts to walking and cycling investment in England – The Guardian

‘The government faces a legal challenge to its decision to cut investment in walking and cycling in England, over claims that the move bypassed legal processes and risks scuppering commitments over the climate emergency and air pollution.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2023

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High Court gives green light to further grounds for challenge in ULEZ expansion judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has allowed further grounds in the judicial review claim lodged by a coalition of London councils in opposition to the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2023

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Air pollution transparency rules among EU laws to be scrapped by UK – The Guardian

‘Laws to ensure the government is transparent about how they plan to reduce harmful air pollution are among those to be scrapped in the EU retained law bill.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2023

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River Lugg damage caused by convicted farmer to cost £700k to fix – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2023 in criminal damage, environmental protection, news, pollution, trees, water by tracey

‘Fixing damage caused by a farmer who illegally ripped up trees from the banks of a river may cost about £700,000, the Environment Agency says.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2023

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Farmer jailed for ‘ecological vandalism’ of River Lugg in Herefordshire – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2023 in environmental protection, imprisonment, news, pollution, sentencing, water by tracey

‘A farmer who hired diggers and bulldozers to illegally rip up trees along the banks of a river has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2023

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EU motorist fined almost £11,000 after falling foul of London Ulez rule – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2023 in EC law, environmental health, fines, London, news, pollution, roads by tracey

‘A motorist was fined nearly £11,000 for driving his French rental car in London’s ultra-low emission zone on a three-day trip to the UK, despite the fact the vehicle met the environmental standards to enter the Ulez for nothing.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2023

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ULEZ expansion: Judicial review to be held over plans – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2023 in judicial review, London, news, pollution, road traffic by sally

‘A judicial review is to be held into Sadiq Khan’s plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) across London.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2023

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Raw sewage in the Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 22nd, 2023 in appeals, environmental health, human rights, judicial review, news, pollution, waste, water by tracey

‘The pumping of raw, untreated sewage into Britain’s waterways is one of the defining political issues of the day. Its potency as a legal issue, however, is limited. That, at least, is the outcome of R (Wild Justice) v OFWAT [2023] EWCA Civ 28.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2023

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Five councils launch judicial review over expansion of Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London – Local Government Lawyer

‘A coalition of five councils have launched a judicial review into the Major of London’s decision to expand London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2023

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High court grants hearing on ‘weak’ plan to cut England sewage discharges – The Guardian

‘Campaigners are to make a high court challenge to the government’s plan to reduce raw sewage discharges into rivers and seas in England, arguing it does not go far enough.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2023

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Wood burners in effect banned in new and refurbished homes in London – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2023 in energy, housing, local government, London, news, planning, pollution by sally

‘Wood burners have been in effect banned in new and refurbished buildings in London. New planning guidance announced by the mayor sets air pollution limits for home and office developments that would not be met if burners for wood or other solid fuels were installed.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2023

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Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in energy, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘Households in England face fines of up to £300 and even criminal records if they flout new log burner rules.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2023

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Claimants say Government sewage overflow plan contrary to ancient common law rights in pre-action letter – Local Government Lawyer

‘A surfer and an oyster supplier have joined with the Good Law Project to threaten a judicial review of a Government plan they argue will allow the discharge of untreated sewage into water bodies to continue for decades, breaching their “ancient” common law rights under the Public Trust Doctrine (PTD).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2022

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The four new driving laws now in force across the UK – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2022 in news, pollution, road safety, road traffic, telecommunications by tracey

‘Motorists have been urged to be familiar with new driving laws that have been rolled out, including stricter rules against the use of mobile phones.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

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Conservationists seek judicial review of UK sewage discharge plan – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s plan to cut millions of hours of raw sewage discharges by water companies each year is facing a judicial review on the grounds that it is unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2022

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The Government’s Net Zero Strategy Ruled ‘Unlawful’ – Each Other

‘In a landmark victory, the High Court has ruled in favour of Friends of The Earth, ClientEarth and the Good Law Project, who took the Government to court over its Net Zero Strategy. Now that the policy has been deemed unlawful, the government must revise its strategy and lay out a credible plan for meeting emissions targets.’

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Each Other, July 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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“No claim is unmanageable”: Court of Appeal reinstates huge group action – Legal Futures

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, class actions, damages, foreign jurisdictions, news, pollution by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has reinstated a £5bn claim that a High Court judge struck out because it risked becoming “the largest white elephant in the history of group actions”.’

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Legal Futures, 11th July 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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