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Environmental charities benefit from regulatory action

Published on: 22 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environmental charities benefit from regulatory action
  • Original news
  • Briefly, what is the factual background of the current situation?
  • In short, which offences can enforcement undertakings be used for?
  • What is the power of the EA to accept enforcement undertakings which include the granting of charitable donations from companies in breach of environmental laws?
  • What are the recent cases in which the EA included charitable donations in the undertaking and the learning points for practitioners?
  • What are the recent trends in EA enforcement and the increased use of enforcement undertakings (including use of enforcement undertakings for water pollution offences)?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: A recent press release from the Environment Agency (EA) noted that its enforcement action has led to charities receiving over £1.5m for various environmental projects. Christopher Badger, barrister at 6 Pump Court, considers the background to this development, the broader environmental regulatory regime and current trends. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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