Archive for the 'environmental protection' Category

Environmental campaigners angry as green laws labelled as red tape – The Guardian

“Environmental campaigners have condemned the coalition’s inclusion of all of Britain’s 278 environmental laws in a list of ‘red tape’ regulations considered by the public for the axe.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) – WLR Daily

Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) (Case T-369/07);  [2011] WLR (D)  101

“The three-month time limit under article 9(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC during which the Commission might reject a member state’s plan stating the total quantity of greenhouse gas emission allowance that it intended to allocate, started to run from the initial notification and subsequent notifications of different versions of the plan, so that each notification triggered a new three-month time-limit.”

WLR Daily, 22nd March 2011

Source:  www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lesoochranárske zoskupenie VLK v Ministerstvo životného prostredia Slovenskej republiky – WLR Daily

“Article 9(3) of the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (‘the Aarhus Convention’) did not have direct effect in European Union law.”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Residents lose ‘fight the flights’ court battle – The Independent

“Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an ‘extremely large’ increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Morge) v Hampshire County Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Morge) v Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC; [2011] WLR (D) 5

“A local planning authority, when considering an application for planning permission for a development which was alleged to affect the habitat of a protected species, was entitled to place reliance on the fact that Natural England, the body responsible for enforcing the Council Directive prohibiting the disturbance of protected species, had withdrawn its initial objection to the application. When Natural England had expressed its satisfaction that development would be compliant with the Directive, the planning authority was entitled to presume that that was so.”

WLR Daily, 19th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ratcliffe coal protesters spared jail sentences – The Guardian

“Environmental activists who planned to shut down a coal-fired power station near Nottingham were spared jail today after a judge declared they acted with ‘the highest possible motives’.”

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The Guardian, 5th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Edwards and another) v Environment Agency and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Edwards and another) v Environment Agency and others [2010] UKSC 57; [2011] WLR (D) 327

“The function of costs officers was to carry out detailed assessments of costs, subject to any directions that might be given to them by the court. Decisions as to whether the receiving party should receive less than 100% of the assessed costs were reserved to the court.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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