Why a ruling upholding approval for an oil well extension fails to rule out future scope for carbon emissions in EIAs

A recent case left the Court of Appeal split on whether emissions from the downstream use of fossil fuels should be the subject of environmental impact assessment, indicating that future decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

by Simon Tilling
SImon Tilling, partner, Steptoe & Johnson
The judgment shows it is far from safe to ignore ‘scope 3’ emissions in EIA matters, says Steptoe & Johnson lawyer Simon Tilling

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