Day: 14 July 2006
New powers for London Mayor give clear steer for environment
Ken Livingstone may not have quite got the independent city state he jokingly claimed to have wanted, but Westminster proposals giving more self governance to the capital will transfer a raft of new powers to the Mayor and Greater London Authority, many of which will impact on environmental policy.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, July 06
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 look at the second reading of the EU's Groundwater Directive, the introduction of RoHS regulations, restrictions on ozone depleting substances and new rules for waste management in Northern Ireland.
Environmental Case Law Summary, July 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. Amongst the updates on offer in this month's roundup the EU ruffles feathers over firm approach to bird law, shipping companies put the UK in the dock over new pollution laws and a piggery accused of illegally dumping waste into public sewers saves its bacon by recalling a verbal agreement.
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