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Supreme Court rules factory expansion can proceed despite flaws in environmental assessment process

Plans to extend a Norfolk factory should be allowed to proceed despite procedural irregularities, as proper compliance with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process would not have led to a different conclusion, the UK's highest court has ruled. 24 Jul 2015

Ending of Green Deal hurts industry's ability to plan, say experts

The scrapping of a government funding programme promoting domestic energy efficiency is part of a pattern of policy changes that are damaging the UK's ability to reduce carbon emissions, an expert has said. 24 Jul 2015

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Rejection of Preston New Road proposal a 'set-back for shale gas exploration in England', says expert

Cuadrilla's plans for shale gas exploration at a site between Preston and Blackpool have been rejected by local councillors. The move will be "viewed as a considerable set-back for shale gas exploration in England", an expert has said. 30 Jun 2015

English judge: persistent environmental offenders should expect ‘substantial’ fines

Companies that persistently breach environmental regulations should expect a “substantial increase” in fines levied for their second and subsequent offences, judges in the Court of Appeal have warned. 12 Jun 2015

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