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Environmental regulators to target waste offenders through tougher enforcement powers

Environmental regulators in England and Wales would be given tougher powers to target waste offenders under plans published for consultation by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh government. 04 Mar 2015

Next phase of UK spaceport plans must consider environmental implications, says expert

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has narrowed its shortlist of potential locations for Europe's first spaceport, which would provide a UK base for future commercial space flights and satellite launches. 03 Mar 2015

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Reform of judicial review receives royal assent: environmental cases carved-out from restrictions on cost capping

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 15 February 2015.  Part 4 of the Act (which will  come into force on a date to be appointed) introduces controversial reforms to the judicial review (JR) process, as well as restricting... 26 Feb 2015

MPs doubt UK government's ability to raise private sector flood defence funding

MPs have challenged UK government plans to source £600 million in private sector contributions to flood defence projects over the next six years, given the government's performance against investment targets to date. 11 Feb 2015

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