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Environment weekly highlights—2 November 2017

Published on: 02 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—2 November 2017
  • In this issue:
  • Hazardous substances
  • Views sought on enforcement of EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations
  • European Parliament backs ban on glyphosate-based herbicides
  • Pesticides—whether a study was a vertebrate study subject to data-sharing provisions
  • Water, flooding and drainage
  • Some exemptions to the water abstraction licensing system to end
  • Ofwat proposes penalties and bonuses for water companies
  • Environment Agency aims to increase use of natural flood management
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) issuing a consultation on how to change the way EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015, SI 2015/310 are enforced in England, Scotland and marine areas by introducing civil penalties, the proposed final plans for changing exemptions to the water abstraction licensing system in England and Wales and analysis from our Energy PSL Team of Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review. We have also published a new Q&A relating to issues arising from a proposal to temporarily acquire a strip of land which is contaminated land, with a view to developing it as part of the HS2 railway line. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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