Environmental Case Law Summary, November 06

Once again Edie News and Semple Fraser team up to bring readers the latest on legal cases which impact on environmental industries in the UK and Europe. This month we see an interesting ruling allowing Ireland to charge the public to comment on planning applications, Portuguese plans to build a motorway through an ecologically sensitive area criticised for being environmentally unacceptable and confusion over who is responsible for implementing EU law on semi-autonomous Finnish islands.

  • Austrians told energy tax reductions are illegal [Restricted]

  • Court annoyed about noise [Restricted]

  • ECJ rules on political grey area in Finnish islands [Restricted]

  • Comment is free - but not in Ireland [Restricted]

  • Italy rapped for offering rebates on energy tax [Restricted]

  • Luxembourg slow to make Strategic Environmental Assessment law [Restricted]

  • Portugal told to do more to protect habitats [Restricted]

  • Waste handling duty of care [Restricted]

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