ENDS Report Environmental Law & Politics
November 18, 2019
 
News, analysis and comment about environmental regulations and enforcement and about environmental developments in Westminster, Holyrood and other UK centres, as well as in the EU and at international level, delivered weekly
 
‘Huge icebergs of foam’: EA investigates mystery city centre river pollution

06 Nov 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating what type of pollution has left a city centre river covered in a mystery white foam

 
 

Latest analysis

 
General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?
General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?

13 Nov 2019

With climate change and the environment set to be important issues in the general election campaign, ENDS takes a look at what the main parties have announced so far

 
 
Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo
Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

08 Nov 2019

A number of critical fledgling bills and environmental strategies have been left with an uncertain future as a result of the general election. ENDS takes a look at some of the most important outstanding environmental strategies

 
 
General election: Which MPs with green roles are most vulnerable?
General election: Which MPs with green roles are most vulnerable?

13 Nov 2019

With the general election now officially underway, ENDS looks at which MPs with an interest in climate and environmental issues face the toughest reelection battles

 
 

Latest news

 
General election: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund

The Liberal Democrats would spend £100bn tackling the effects of climate change and protecting the environment, should the party come to power in December’s general election

 
Natural England approves destruction of thousands of duck eggs over ‘threat to cyclists’

Natural England has given permission for the destruction of 4,500 mallard eggs over three years to prevent ducks “walking out in front of cyclists” and causing accidents

 
Environment Bill should mandate ‘national healthy air plan’, says ClientEarth

A series of recommendations to bolster the Environment Bill’s limited provisions on air quality were heard at Environmental Protection UK’s annual conference yesterday

 
General election: Boris Johnson promises ‘green revolution’

The Conservative Party has pledged it will invest £500m in electric car charging infrastructure, boost offshore wind capacity by a further 10GW in ten years and provide more funding to decarbonise heavy industry

 
The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission

 
NRW holds back evidence ‘to protect the public purse’

The Welsh environment regulator held back evidence to avoid unnecessary legal fees during the unsuccessful prosecution of a refuse-derived fuel firm, it has said

 
 

Most-read

 
Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements
Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

11 Nov 2019

Since 2015, companies that commit certain offences under environmental permitting regulations have been able to offer voluntary enforcement undertakings (EUs) to the environment agencies to avoid criminal sanctions. Conor McGlone looks through some of the largest settlements

 
 
Firm fined for discharge breach that put phosphorus levels 70 times over legal limit

11 Nov 2019

A paint stripping business has admitted huge breaches of discharge consent conditions last week, having been prosecuted by Severn Trent Water

 
 
Waste offences cost supermarket £77,000

11 Nov 2019

A supermarket has been ordered to pay £77,000 for three waste offences, a court heard last week

 
 

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Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

19 Aug 2019

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

 
 

Latest Fines Monitor updates

 
Software failure costs Total £36,000 for ETS error

15 November 2019

 
Flytipping supermarket told to pay £77,000

07 November 2019

 

Brexit Library

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Principal EIA Consultant JSM Associates, Central London
Sustainability Programme & Data Analyst Heathrow Airport Ltd, Heathrow, Hounslow
Consultant Economist Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Principal Consultant Policy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Consultant LCA Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
 

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