Day: 1 July 1998
Green taxes: experts debate the way forward
Just prior to publication of two major consultation papers on the use of economic instruments, Environment Minister Michael Meacher, environmentalist Jonathan Porritt, economist Tim Denne, European Environment Agency chairman Derek Osborne and waste industry strategist Peter Jones met on the panel of ET'98 exhibition's 'TalkBack' to discuss the subject of green taxation: would it live up to its billing as a miracle cure for our environmental ills? IEM reports.
Pressing for consistent environmental liability laws
Despite its long and rocky start, European Environment Commissioner, Ritt Bjerregaard, is committed to introducing a directive on environmental liability which will make the polluter pay for environmental damage. Pamela Castle, head of environmental law at Cameron McKenna, looks at the legal basis of the directive.
EQUIPed contractor continues to grow
Established for over 90 years, MJ Gleeson has undertaken water and wastewater engineering work for over half a century, last year its turnover in the water industry totalled £62 million. To keep up with changes it has adapted its organization and capabilities to stay at the forefront. In addition, its EQUIP agreement with Thames Water could set the benchmark for partnering projects of the future.
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