EU law threatens access to environmental information
A draft directive will allow companies to sue whistleblowers who disclose information even if it is in the public interest to protect the environment, health and safety, according to lawyers at ClientEarth.The trade secrets Directive was approved yesterday by the legal affairs committee of the European parliament by 19 votes to two. The law aims to harmonise protection for EU businesses from economic an
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.