Day: 7 September 2005
Babies act as chemical sponge while still in womb – NGOs use vulnerability of newborns to persuade the EU to stand firm on REACH
In a new spin on the political pastime of baby kissing, lobbyists are using the vulnerability of newborns to persuade policy makers to stand firm on regulations to control chemical hazards.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (September 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 changes this month we see the ratification of a pan-European protocol on water and health, the introduction of new packaging waste recycling targets, the EC gives GM animal feed the green light, combined heat and power stations get climate change tax cut in the UK, new regulations for offshore oil discharge and an overhaul of health and safety regulations for animal by-products in England and Wales.
Edie environmental case law summary (September 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 a pollution case brought against the world's biggest gold miner, Newmont Mining Company, in Indonesia and a hefty fined for a landowner who trashed protected moorland in the UK's South Pennines.
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