Day: 14 January 2005
Harman calls for greater community power in environmental sentencing
Solicitor General Harriet Harman QC MP has called for significant changes to the law to allow communities affected by pollution a greater role in legal proceedings against polluters, as well as a more flexible range of penalties for courts to impose on those found guilty of environmental crime.
Audit office gives approval to Millennium Dome’s regeneration deal
The National Audit Office (NAO) has given its approval to a regeneration deal for the Millennium Dome and surrounding areas between English Partnerships and Meridian Delta Ltd and the Anschutz Entertainment Group, saying that English Partnerships had "learnt lessons from the first sale process".
More EU industrial pollution guides agreed
A forum chaired by the European Commission under the EU's IPPC industrial pollution directive has agreed three new guidelines, known as "brefs", on how to apply best available techniques (BAT) in specific fields. Under the directive thousands of industrial installations must apply BAT for environmental protection by October 2007. Any new plants built now must already do so.
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