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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—6 October 2016

Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—6 October 2016
Published on: 06 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—6 October 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Conservation—UK referred to ECJ for failure to protect marine species
  • Biodiversity—Bringing nature back from the brink: the State of Nature report 2016
  • Water industry regulation—Ofwat issues discussion paper on infrastructure adoption agreements
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Brexit—Government to trigger Brexit by end March 2017
  • Climate change—Paris Agreement ratification approved by European Parliament
  • Environmental management—First report on state of Wales' natural resources published
  • Environmental sanctions and prosecutions—EA prosecutes two men and company for breaching environment regulations
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 6 October 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles on the UK’s referral to the ECJ for an alleged failure to protect the harbour porpoise, the State of Nature report and an Ofwat discussion paper concerning infrastructure adoption agreements. It also includes news items relating to Brexit, ratification of the Paris Agreement by the EU, a report on Wales’ natural resources, recent prosecutions for waste offences, a strategic options paper on options for dealing with problematic radioactive waste, signing of the Hinkley Point C agreement, reports concerning small modular reactors and fusion power, announcement of the fifth tender round for offshore transmission owners, methodology to calculate 2017/18 RO, news relating to fracking in Lancashire, support for proposals to end water abstraction exemptions and a consultation on nitrate vulnerable zones in Wales. We also cover the case of European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and relevant updates from other practice areas. We have published a new environmental due diligence Subtopic, new Practice Notes on upstream oil and gas agreements on the UKCS, the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator and Sentencing individuals for environmental offences and new environmental rectification work clause and connection agreement for private wires precedents. We have also updated several of our Overviews, Practice Notes and our Checklist on negotiating a rooftop lease for solar PV panels. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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