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Regulators are being hamstrung by exaggerated claims of over-implementation of EU legislation.
Plans to make new homes carbon-neutral have been unveiled.
A funding shortfall is affecting Environment Agency activities.
EMSs could gain credit under operator pollution and risk appraisal scheme revisions.
Predicted carbon offset growth spurs NGOs to launch standard for market credibility.
Government guidance includes proposals on soil guideline values for assessing land contamination.
An imminent EU roundtable on chemical safety information could be used to avoid hazard labelling.
Review reveals that many closed landfills could threaten underlying groundwater.
Producers are finding it difficult to comply with EU environmental legislation.
The Chancellor's latest pre-Budget report skirts around green taxes.
DEFRA is consulting on plans for stronger controls on waste carriers and brokers and the duty of care regime.
Criminal courts should handle only the most serious non-compliance cases, according to a Cabinet Office review of regulatory penalty regimes.1 Instead, regulators should administer their own fixed and variable penalty schemes. Meanwhile, a Scottish Executive paper reveals it is considering similar measures.2
Transposition of the EU environmental liability Directive into UK law is raising many awkward questions regarding the interface with existing UK regimes on contaminated land and water pollution.
High Court rules that fuel from waste solvents remains waste until burnt.
The European-arm of Makita - the leading power tool manufacturer - has been fined £12,000 with £1,257 costs after failing to comply with packaging waste regulations.
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