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There are many lessons the waste sector can learn from the OFT's investigation of the construction industry cartel. Rosemary Choueka outlines the key points
Two companies have been found guilty of putting workers and the public at risk of exposure to waterborne Legionella bacteria.
An organised crime boss has been given the longest ever prison sentence for running a massive illegal waste site.
A company which caused misery for nearby residents from foul odours and dust was fined £65,000 plus £22,837 in costs by Croydon Crown Court.
The owner of a company that illegally deposited and burnt waste was given a 26 week prison sentence suspended for two years on April 14 2011.
A transfer station and landfill once classified as the worst two performing sites of their kind in the country, have been found guilty of environmental pollution offences.
A TV ad for ExxonMobil featuring a scientist talking about researching algae as a source of biofuel cannot be screened again after a complaint to advertising watchdogs.
William Neville, of Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based law firm laments the Environment Agency's objections to a super dairy.
An advertising watchdog has banned an ad by Good Energy due to the way it supplies power to the National Grid.
A Mansfield District Council worker fell six metres down a dry well while clearing litter from a yard, magistrates heard today (January 12).
A property management company was fined £30,100 today after admitting a series of offences which led to workers being exposed to asbestos fibres.
News that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is to take over policy decisions on food labelling, formerly the remit of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), is an opportunity for greater clarity in this area.
By 30 September 2010, the registration deadline for the CRC scheme will have closed and an estimated 2,800 companies that fall under the CRC 'cap and trade' regulation will probably have failed to meet the registration deadline. By: Travis Miller and Graham Margetson of www.foresitesystems.com
The recent findings from the Local Government Association (LGA) that Britain will run out of landfill space in less than eight years should be of grave concern to local authority finance directors as much as the recycling lobby.
By Edward Dent, Managing Director, Blackfield Land.
August sees the introduction of new legalisation aimed at driving down emissions in the electricity and gas industry.
New laws come into force later this month (August) giving powers to local authorities for selling electricity.
A company which drilled into land, owned by Fulham football club chairman Mohamed al Fayed, 100s of feet below the ground has escaped with only a nominal fine following court action.
The new Flood and Water Management Act 2010 is likely to have a significant impact on farming operations, especially on low lying land or where there is a farm reservoir or man-made lake, according to legal firm Burges Salmon.
New guidance on the production of fuel oils from recycled waste, published today by Scotland's environment watchdog, means that fuel oils that meet the correct specification will no longer be regulated as waste.
An act covering commercial forestry and the protection of Northern Ireland's wooded areas has come into force in the province.
The legal foundations have been laid for the publication of water resources management plans in Northern Ireland.
Rules governing a commercial competition to fund biomass projects in Northern Ireland have been published this week.
The Scottish government has enacted laws to reduce the size of the governing boards of two of its national parks, arguing that large boards were useful when the parks were established as it allowed the new entitites to draw on wider expertise, but that they are now unecessarily big for the day-to-day running of established parks.
The Scottish Executive has passed plans to extend the boundaries of the Caingorms national park to cover parts of Perth and Kinross.
Law firm Burges Salmon has advised Irish state-owned utility ESB on its acquisition of the Mynydd y Betws wind farm project in South Wales from Welsh renewable energy company Eco2, for an undisclosed sum.
The Marine (Scoltand) Act has been passed to help with the sustainable management of the seas around Scotland and to cover some elements of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Scottish Parliament has put in place the legal measuers necessary to set annual carbon budgets for the country.
The obligation to provide information on the environmental perfromance of homes when selling them has been scrapped by the new Government.
Legislation covering Energy Performance of Buildings has been amended.
Air quality standards are being revised in Scotland and Northern Ireland to reflect amendments to European law.
Wales has taken legal steps to iron out potential conflicts between laws designed to protect marine life and those covering fish farming.
Wales is taking steps to update air quality legislation.
New rules covering greenhouse gas emissions from air and sea transport have come into force in Scotland.
Ignoring employee safety can lead to a day in court, by freelance journalist Terry Adby.
Scottish ministers have this month created new laws aimed at tightening the rules around pollution prevention.
Michael Starling, principal consultant at BMT Renewables, a subsidiary of BMT Group, explains Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs).
The European Court of Justice have looked into the legalities surrounding chemicals added to petrol and diesel fuels.
US lawyer William P Pearce looks at whether going green is costing American schools in the long run.
Northern Ireland has done some fine tuning to the statutory rules covering the Renewables Obligation in the province.
Regulations covering the supply of domestic water in Northern Ireland have been passed.
Scottish Ministers have made an order considering the emissions from planes and ships linked to the country.
Scottish Ministers have approved new regulations covering carbon reporting and accounting in the country.
Scotland has brought its law books in line with the latest developments of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
New, practical recommendations are being made to try to help Lead Registrants ensure that Lead Dossiers are submitted in time.
Downstream users of chemicals now have the chance to check whether the critical chemical substances that they need are going to be registered in time.
Changes in legal personality can now be reported to ECHA thanks to the new REACH-IT version and the new Practical Guide published today.
Amendments have been made to make the Renewables Obligation Scotland (ROS) a more effective tool to encourage clean energy generation.
Legislation seeking to regulate the cross-border transport of nuclear waste have been published.
New regulations aim to reduce the risk of spills when oil is transferred from one tanker to another - and control them when they occur.
An act based on lessons learned from the series of serious floods affecting Britain has been brought into effect.