Edie environmental case law update (May 2005)

In this month's Semple Fraser and Edie News update of legal cases to impact the environmental industry sector in the UK, Europe and Internationally: UK nuclear case dismissed, Netherlands fails Wild Birds Directive, Greece fails to protect groundwater, Italy breaches waste rules, and Ireland receives 12 EU waste complaints.

European Case law

· Landfill Ruling: Case C-6/03 Deponiezweckverband Eiterkopfe edie+

· EURATOM: Case C-61/03 Commission v United Kingdom edie+

· Wild Birds Directive: Case C-441/03 Commission v The Netherlands edie+

· Groundwater pollution: Case C-163/03 Commission v Greece edie+

· Access to information: Case C-186/04 Pierre Housieaux v Delegues du conseil de la Region de Bruxelles-Capitale edie+

· Wild Birds Directive: Case C-135/04 Commission v Spain edie+

· Air Pollution: Case C-171/04 Commission v Netherlands edie+

· Water Framework Directive: Case C-270/03 Commission v Italy edie+

· Waste laws non-compliance: Case C-494/01 Commission v Ireland edie+

· Waste framework directive: Case C-157/04 Commission v Spain edie+

UK Case law

· PPC permit application: R (on the application of Edwards) v Environment Agency and others edie+

· Commerical waste charges: R (on the application of Western Riverside Waste Authority) v Wandsworth BC edie+

· Noise pollution: Westminster City Council v French Connection Retail Ltd edie+

Other Members States Case Law

· Another PM10 case rejected in Germany edie+


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