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Large businesses found guilty of the most serious environmental crimes can expect bigger fines following the publication of the first sentencing guideline for environmental offences, an expert has said. 26 Feb 2014
UK rules governing the way in which costs are awarded in environmental cases brought against public bodies are not "sufficiently precise and clear" enough to ensure that proceedings are not "prohibitively expensive", an EUcourt has ruled. 17 Feb 2014
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A landowner can be said to have "knowingly permitted" waste activities as soon as it becomes aware that controlled waste has been deposited on its land, the Court of Appeal has held. 14 Feb 2014
The Green Construction Board (GCB), a joint initiative between the construction industry and Government, is to continue its work for a further two years with a focus on reducing industry carbon emissions. 13 Feb 2014
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