Sizewell C opponents appeal to Supreme Court

Opponents of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant, dismissed by the Court of Appeal, seek Supreme Court appeal as the government commits an extra £1.3 billion for project construction in Suffolk

Environmental watchdog intervenes in appeal against new oil wells in Surrey

The OEP has been allowed to intervene in a Supreme Court appeal, emphasising the significance of clarity in environmental law

Huge blow for US climate mitigation, as Supreme Court rules against EPA

This means Congress will now have to pass off on any climate regulations

Reindeer herders win case against wind farms

The development of two wind farms violated the rights of reindeer herders, Norway’s Supreme Court ruled

Nigeria spill case against Shell to be heard in English courts

Case revolves around 40,000 people affected by oil pollution in the Niger Delta

Supreme Court overturns ban on Heathrow’s third runway

The controversial project was previously blocked by the Court of Appeal, who concluded it conflicted with climate goals

Supreme Court blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The US Supreme Court delivered a major blow to Barack Obama’s plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It has temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which means the legislation can’t go forward while it is challenged in court by 24 states. The rules include a target to reduce […]

Supreme Court orders UK to cut air pollution

The UK’s highest court has ordered the government to take urgent action to tackle air pollution. The Supreme Court ruled the UK Government must submit new air quality plans to the European Commission by the end of the year to tackle the harmful pollutant, nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The case had been brought by environmental law […]

Indian Supreme Court cancels 214 illegal coal licences

The Supreme Court of India has cancelled 214 of the 218 coal mining licences awarded by the government in the past two decades. It declared the licences illegal last month as they didn’t go through a “fair and transparent” process. Only four of the units awarded between 1993 and 2011, which are linked to major […]

India’s Supreme Court rules coal licences ‘illegal’

More than 200 coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 in India have been declared illegal by the nation’s Supreme Court. It said the rights given to state and private companies to mine coal during that period were “not fair and transparent” and didn’t include a competitive bidding process. The Court will now examine […]