Environmental lawyers in push to stop gas pipeline in Finland

The project will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to the EU

UK Government faces air pollution High Court hearing

A judge has ordered a High Court hearing on the latest challenge against the UK Government’s proposed plans to tackle air pollution. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth said Justice Nicklin has expedited the case over “illegal and harmful” levels of air pollution and will be heard in the High Court before 23rd February 2018. It will be […]

New legal action against UK’s air pollution plan

ClientEarth has launched fresh legal action against the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution. It is the third time the environmental law firm is formally challenging the government “over its persistent failure” to deal with illegal levels of air quality across the country. The environmental lawyers won both cases against ministers previously. ClientEarth’s grounds […]

EU Commission faces lawsuit over car emissions test rules

ClientEarth has launched legal action against the European Commission over new car emissions test rules it claims will open up another “dieselgate” scandal. The environmental law group argues the rules will allow car manufacturers to keep their emissions control systems secret from the public. It is attempting to force the car industry to explain to […]

ClientEarth loses latest legal battle over air pollution plans

The UK Government won the latest High Court battle over the nation’s air pollution crisis. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth had taken the government to court over its draft air quality proposals published in May, urging for a more ambitious plan. The proposals were widely condemned by green groups, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling them “toothless […]

UK to publish draft air pollution plan within a week

The UK Government is to publish its draft air pollution plan within a week. It has decided not to appeal against the High Court’s rejection of a bid to delay publication of the plan until after the general election. The government was previously given until 24th April to set out the draft guidelines, however, Defra […]

UK Government seeks to delay publication of air quality plan

The UK Government is seeking to delay publishing its air quality plan until after the general election. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) was ordered by the court to publish its plans for tackling air pollution by 4pm today after its previous proposals were deemed inadequate. However, Defra asked for the date […]

‘Emissions Reduction Plan delays must end’

The UK Government has been challenged over the delayed publication of its emissions reduction plan. Activist law firm ClientEarth has written an open letter to Energy Minister Nick Hurd, calling for a confirmed timeframe for its release, which was originally due in 2016. The plan will set out the legally binding fourth and fifth carbon budgets. […]

ClientEarth granted £100k to battle London’s air pollution

Environmental law firm ClientEarth has been awarded a £100,000 grant to expand its work on improving air quality in London. It will fund a new project working with businesses to ensure they are informed about the effects of air pollution and what can be done to tackle it. The environmental lawyers will seek to build […]

London breached 2017 air pollution limit in five days

London’s toxic air breached legal limits for the whole year just five days into 2017. By law, levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) should not be more than 200 micrograms per cubic metre for more than 18 hours over the entire year. According to environmental lawyers ClientEarth, it reached 19 hours at 9pm on Thursday at […]