Legal challenges fail to stop new nuclear power

Two judicial reviews against EDF’s planned nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point

Two judicial reviews against EDF’s planned nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset, have failed (endsreport.com/38944).

On 20 December, the High Court ruled against a challenge by An Taisce, the Irish national trust. An Taisce argued that DECC failed to comply with article 7 of the EU’s Environmental Impact Assessment Directive when it awarded consent to the project because it did not consult the Irish people (ENDS Report 458, p6).

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