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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—3 November 2016

Published on: 03 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—3 November 2016
  • In this issue:
  • COP 22—Parties prepare for Paris Agreement
  • Environmental protection post-Brexit
  • Heathrow expansion
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Air pollution—ClientEarth wins case against government
  • Brexit—High Court rules that UK government cannot use prerogative power to trigger Article 50 TEU
  • Chemicals—EU REACH regulation to be reviewed in 2017
  • Chemicals—EU to evaluate 117 chemical substances in 2017–19
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL team for the week ending 3 November 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles looking ahead to the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), discussing environmental protection post-Brexit and relating to the government’s recent announcement supporting expansion at Heathrow. We also include news items relating to ClientEarth winning its High Court case against the government over its inaction on illegal air pollution across the UK, the High Court’s judgment in the legal challenge over whether the government has the power under the Crown prerogative to give notice under Article 50 TEU to trigger Brexit, the upcoming REACH review 2017 and a further plan to review 117 chemical substances in 2017–19, four updates relating to the capacity market and electricity market reform, a Welsh consultation relating to environmental impact assessment and agriculture, issue of a flood resilience action plan and a further report on future flood prevention, an update on verification of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licences, a report on wind energy and analysis of the environment and energy impact of Hornsea Project Two, the largest ever windfarm, which is to be built in the UK. There are further news items relating to a new 0.5% global sulphur cap, a £100,000 fine for illegal waste site operators and the launch of a European Commission consultation on quality requirements for reused water. We also cover the case of Infinis Energy Holdings Ltd v Her Majesty's Treasury and another, an appeal by the appellant company renewable energy generator following dismissal of its judicial review challenge to the withdrawal of the renewable source electricity exemption. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas, including three articles on Brexit, and include updates from our legislation and consultation trackers. New content this week includes two Practice Notes relating to nuclear, and we have updated our Practice Notes on water discharge activities, district heating and the capacity market. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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