Last week, Leadsom agreed to review the regime and to amend the related 1999 regulations. She also committed to holding a public consultation on how the changes will look.
Neil Garrick-Maidment, founder of the Seahorse Trust, argued that a drilling application by Corallian Energy Limited had not been subject to a transparent, environmental impact assessment process.
The Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Environmental Impact Assessment and Other Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/582)
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He was granted permission to bring judicial proceedings in July, after seeking a declaration from the courts that the current regulations are not fit for purpose.