The ClientEarth litigation on air pollution rolls into a new phase, six years after they first began proceedings. Summary On 31 May, the environmental NGO ClientEarth announced that it had launched a third round of litigation against the government in relation to air pollution. ClientEarth have stated that the policy
key 2017 case concerning climate change and the precautionary principle was heard in the Administrative Court in Manchester on the 15th and 16th March. Gayzer Frackman, from the Fylde in Lancashire, challenged the legality of the Secretary of State’s decision to permit fracking to begin in Lancashire on climate change
n Monday 13 March, I went along to the latest Castle Debate, held in conjunction with the Environmental Law Foundation: see here for more of the same, all free debates, and fascinating topics for anyone interested in environmental law and policy. It, and Tom Brenan’s talk in particular, reminded me
ow into its 25th year, an established NGO and a recognisable access point for communities needing help in addressing adverse environmental issues, it is difficult to imagine how much of a novelty and an entirely new vision was the creation of ELF. From an exchange of ideas between Diana Schumacher
n 7th February, I had the opportunity to attend the oral renewal of permission to judicially review a decision of the London Borough of Camden by Slaney Devlin, supported by the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF). Ms Devlin is chairwoman of the Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum (STNF) and one of over
n November 2016, the Government responded in rather disappointing terms (here) to a consultation about amending its costs rules in civil cases to reflect the requirements of the Aarhus Convention. Article 9 of this Convention says that members of the public should be able to challenge environmental decisions, and the
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