ENDS Report Environmental Law, 27 February 2015

In this week's compliance bulletin, a DEFRA study shows that the benefits of environmental regulation are increasing while we challenge the government's deregulation drive, CIWM says councils should be more strategic about how they tackle waste budget cuts and a court rules that water firms are 'public authorities'.

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  • Deregulation, deregulation, deregulation

    The Coalition government’s attitude towards the environment over the past five years could well be summarised by the phrase ‘deregulation, deregulation, deregulation’
  • The green tape challenge

    The government has increasingly portrayed environmental regulation as a burden to business and a barrier to economic growth. Isabella Kaminski examines whether the evidence really supports this approach
  • European Court backs down on Aarhus ruling

    The European Commission has successfully appealed a ‘bold’ ruling by the Court of Justice that its access to justice rules did not fully reflect the Aarhus Convention