Environmental Law

Fisherman awarded £180k against EA following legal battle

A fisherman has been awarded £180,000 in compensation against the Environment Agency (EA) following a Supreme Court ruling that the regulator had given “no consideration” to his livelihood before restricting the amount of salmon he could catch

Environmental Law

DEFRA faces legal challenge over game bird release

Chris Packham’s legal outfit, Wild Justice, has issued new legal proceedings against DEFRA over the release of tens of millions of game birds, which it claims are having a significant adverse effect on protected wildlife sites in England

Waste

What does Biffa’s China dumping conviction mean for the waste sector?

What does Biffa’s China dumping conviction mean for the waste sector?

The waste sector is reeling from the conviction of one of the industry's largest companies for illegally sending waste abroad. It has led to questions over which other firms the EA has in its sights and whether or not export laws are clear enough. Conor McGlone reports

Environmental Law

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

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

Environmental Law

New Environment Bill measures: 16 things you need to know

New Environment Bill measures: 16 things you need to know

Michael Gove revealed new details of the scope of the forthcoming Environment Bill in a major speech at Kew Gardens. Here’s what you need to know about the key announcements from the environment secretary

Environmental Law

Gove: Green watchdog ‘should be able to bite on climate change’

Gove: Green watchdog ‘should be able to bite on climate change’

Environment secretary Michael Gove has pledged that the forthcoming Environment Bill will be a 'world first’ in its commitments to legally binding environmental targets, in a speech this morning

Land, Ecology & Development

Natural England Action Plan: ‘We will reverse decades of decline’

Natural England Action Plan: ‘We will reverse decades of decline’

Wildlife regulator Natural England has promised action to reverse decades of species decline in a key document published this morning, but acknowledges that funding constraints mean that it will have to ‘stop or slow’ some of its work

Chemicals

EU court rejects challenge to bisphenol A regulation

The status of one of the most intensively-used organic chemicals as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) under REACH has been confirmed by the EU’s General Court