Legal brief: Safeguarding secrets
Ross Fairley on how access to environmental performance data could disclose commercially sensitive informationFor some years there have been moves to improve access to information revealing organisations’ environmental performance and to encourage greater public participation in the environmental sphere. Acce
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A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty fine of £6,200 following a breach of its environmental permit which resulted in the release of odours that affected local communities over a period of eight days in June 2021 and saw 138 complaints.
The claimants in Harris v Environment Agency applied for judicial review of the Agency’s refusal to expand the scope of an investigation into the effect of groundwater abstraction from wetland sites across the Norfolk Broads.