Edie environmental case law update (May 2005)

In this month's Semple Fraser and Edie News update of legal cases to impact the environmental industry sector in the UK, Europe and Internationally: UK nuclear case dismissed, Netherlands fails Wild Birds Directive, Greece fails to protect groundwater, Italy breaches waste rules, and Ireland receives 12 EU waste complaints.

European Case law

· Landfill Ruling: Case C-6/03 Deponiezweckverband Eiterkopfe

· EURATOM: Case C-61/03 Commission v United Kingdom

· Wild Birds Directive: Case C-441/03 Commission v The Netherlands

· Groundwater pollution: Case C-163/03 Commission v Greece

· Access to information: Case C-186/04 Pierre Housieaux v Delegues du conseil de la Region de Bruxelles-Capitale

· Wild Birds Directive: Case C-135/04 Commission v Spain

· Air Pollution: Case C-171/04 Commission v Netherlands

· Water Framework Directive: Case C-270/03 Commission v Italy

· Waste laws non-compliance: Case C-494/01 Commission v Ireland

· Waste framework directive: Case C-157/04 Commission v Spain

UK Case law

· PPC permit application: R (on the application of Edwards) v Environment Agency and others

· Commerical waste charges: R (on the application of Western Riverside Waste Authority) v Wandsworth BC

· Noise pollution: Westminster City Council v French Connection Retail Ltd

Other Members States Case Law

· Another PM10 case rejected in Germany

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