Environmental Case Law Summary, May 2007
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. This Italy is in the dock for failing to protect wildlife and lax enforcement of waste rules while Ireland is told it must make environmental information more accessible for the public.
Plans to irrigate steppe land and increase agriculture in parts of Spain have attracted the ire of the European courts.
EDIE introductionA designated area designed to give extra protection to rare birds and wildlife has not been properly protected itself, according to the European courts.
Italy has been hauled before the European courts for allowing sloppy waste managment practices to persist.
Planned development at a ski resort in Italy would have an unacceptable impact on the habitat of wild birds in the region, according to the European courts.
Ireland has been told it must adopt laws which make environmental information readily available to the public.
Spain has fallen foul of the European courts for pumpin poorly treated waste water into environmentally sensitive areas.