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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—17 November 2016

Published on: 17 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—17 November 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Air pollution—ClientEarth (No 2) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Climate change—Climate change law in the time of Trump
  • Flooding—Examining proposals to improve management of floods
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Access to justice—Costs Protection in Environmental Claims
  • Air pollution—Defra proposals for improving air quality by reducing generator emissions
  • Carbon capture and storage—IEA report claims greater investment needed in CCS
  • Chemicals—REACH REFIT evaluation for 2017
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 17 November 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles relating to ClientEarth winning its air pollution case against the government, the potential effect of a Trump presidency on climate change and examining proposals to improve flood management. We also include news items relating to access to justice, air quality, the need for further investment in carbon capture and storage, the REACH REFIT evaluation, publication of sector use maps for downstream users, review of fixed recoverable costs, two updates relating to COP22, guidance on decommissioning oil and gas wells, publication of the World Energy Outlook 2016 report, sentencing guidelines resulting in higher fines for environmental offences and review of microplastic pollution. We also include items on closure of a scrapyard due to excessive noise levels, issue of the capacity market auction guidelines, an Environmental Audit Committee report on sustainability in the Treasury, analysis on the second allocation round of the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme for large scale renewable energy projects, the government response to the report on sustainability in the Department of Transport, a Defra call for views on the appeals process for water supply and sewerage licences and a proposal for guidance on resilience in the water sector. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our legislation and consultation trackers. We have also updated our Practice Notes on Contracts for Difference (CfD), requests under the Environmental Information Regulations, Part L of the Building Regulations, ambient air quality, our Paris Agreement snapshot and our air pollution overview. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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