Day: 4 November 2005
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (November 2005)
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see new health and safety regulations for Britain's nuclear industry, legislation to slash solvents in paints and varnish, regulation to reduce hazardous chemicals in electronic goods and the formal adoption of an emissions trading scheme.
Edie environmental case law summary November 2005
This month Edie News and Semple Fraser team up to bring readers the latest on legal cases which impact on environmental industries in the UK, Europe and further afield. Updates covered include GM crops, waste frameworks, emissions trading, and failure to implement EU laws.
Land Oberosterreich v Commission. GM Crops
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its judgement in the case of Land Oberösterreich v Commission (Case T-366/03) on 5 October 2005. The case concerned an application by the Republic of Austria for annulment of Commission Decision 2003/653/EC of 2 September 2003 relating to national provisions on banning the use of genetically modified organisms in the region of Upper Austria.
UK v Commission. Emissions Trading
Following the Commission's rejection of the UK's proposed amendment to the total quantity of allowances in the UK's National Allocation Plan (NAP) for Phase 1 (2005-2007) of the EU ETS, the UK's legal challenge against the European Commission was heard by the European Court of First Instance on the 18 October 2005 further to proceedings having been initiated in March of last year.
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