ENDS Report Compliance and Law
May 16, 2022
 
Welcome to ENDS Report’s Compliance and Law bulletin, containing must-read intelligence to help you comply with environmental rules and prepare for forthcoming policy and legislation, delivered to your inbox, weekly
 
Sewage scandal: EA probe suggests ‘widespread and serious non-compliance’
Sewage scandal: EA probe suggests ‘widespread and serious non-compliance’

12 May 2022

The initial stages of the Environment Agency’s criminal investigation into water companies’ dumping of raw sewage into rivers and seas suggests wholesale breaches of environmental rules, the agency has announced

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In-depth

 
Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide
Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

10 May 2022

Click through to download the Horizon Scanning Guide, tracking upcoming deadlines across 12 key environmental, energy and health and safety sectors.

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EXCLUSIVE: Why DEFRA’s air quality monitoring regime is ‘systemically failing’
EXCLUSIVE: Why DEFRA’s air quality monitoring regime is ‘systemically failing’

13 May 2022

Several DEFRA air pollution monitors are ‘failing’ to adequately monitor and report nitrogen dioxide pollution, according to ENDS’ analysis of official data from 29 monitors in England’s top ten biggest cities

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What does the Levelling Up Bill mean for the environment?
What does the Levelling Up Bill mean for the environment?

12 May 2022

The government has outlined the detail of its plans to move away from what it sees as the ‘clunky’ environmental impact assessment regime to a new system based on outcomes. Pippa Neill explores what this could mean for the environment

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Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: 6 things you need to know
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: 6 things you need to know

11 May 2022

The planned Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will deliver reforms to environmental assessment and the planning regime, not to mention more regional mayors, says the government

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Environmental Principles Policy Statement: 5 things you need to know
Environmental Principles Policy Statement: 5 things you need to know

13 May 2022

The government has published its long-awaited environmental principles policy statement, intended to guide ministers when making policy across Whitehall. But how is it different from what has come before? Here’s what you need to know

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Latest news

 
OEP lambasts DEFRA for ‘frequent failure’ to meet environmental targets Read More
 
Queen’s Speech: The eight bills you need to know about Read More
 
Queen’s Speech confirms fresh regulatory rollback measures and new Energy Bill Read More
 
Government admits ‘there is more to do’ to deliver cleaner water Read More
 
Green sector warns of 'downgrading' of the precautionary principle Read More
 
‘Now is the wrong time’ to reform habitat protections and DEFRA’s agencies, says CIEEM Read More
 
New Ofwat chair pledges focus on sewage and water firms’ ‘poor’ environmental performance Read More
 
DEFRA plans 'common sense' approach to environmental principles Read More
 
Whitehall-backed taskforce consults on climate transition plans Read More
 
Union slams DEFRA’s nature plan Read More
 
Green groups demand compensation from London Resort theme park backers Read More
 
 

Fines Monitor

 
Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

30 Nov 2021

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

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Legal briefing

 
Why a judge’s dissent on funding for a foreign gas project could further push the boundaries of climate law
Why a judge’s dissent on funding for a foreign gas project could further push the boundaries of climate law

21 Apr 2022

Two judges were left split on how far a government agency should have delved into climate impacts when deciding to grant support for a large liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique, an outcome which may have wider consequences

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Partner content

US SEC proposes major changes to climate risk disclosures

Public companies listed in the US, including foreign issuers, may need to disclose climate-related risks if new SEC proposals are implemented. In this eBook, Heather Moore, Technical Director for Sustainability at LRQA, summarises the proposals and describes the implications for global businesses.

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