Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Judicial Review launched re Thames Water’s c.24km Rainwater Tunnel

    24th Oct 2014

    THAMES BLUE-GREEN ECONOMY’S LEGAL CHALLENGE OF THE THAMES TIDEWAY TUNNEL October 23 2014 Thames Blue-Green Economy has lodged a Judicial Review in the Royal Courts of Justice. The Challenge concerns the Government’s unlawful Decision to grant a Development Consent Order for the Thames Tideway Tunnel or otherwise known as the Great Drain Robbery. The Decision is unlawful because the Government failed to comply with its legal obligations under the Environmental Impact Assessment regime with regard to public participation.KECN has been …

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  • US Climate Change Case supported by KECN goes to the Supreme Court

    4th Oct 2014

    The important climate change case brought by youth plaintiffs against the US federal government that KECN supported last November by signing onto an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, goes to the Supreme Court. This past June, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s order dismissing the case. However, on Friday 3rd October 2014, the youth filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court …

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  • Local Enterprise Partnership Legal Challenge

    1st Oct 2014

    bis-11-768-local-enterprise-partnerships-boundary-map-august-2013 Director of KECN, Emily Shirley, has issued proceedings against the Government for agreeing to the 39 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deals. She seeks permission for a judicial review, to challenge the failure of the Government, to subject the growth deals to an strategic environmental assessment under the SEA Directive. This is a follow on to the complaint by KECN to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC) about LEPs heard in 2012. If the judicial review is unsuccessful, a …

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