Tag Archives: Conservation

Enforcement of UK Waste Exemptions – No Longer the Light Touch?

Registered waste exemptions are not to be treated lightly and compliance with their conditions is not flexible, as the Environment Agency has reinforced in a recent case.  A lengthy investigation culminating in a nearly £20,000 fine has been handed down by Chelmsford Magistrates Court in relation to illegal deposits of waste on farmland in Essex. … Continue Reading

New Credits to Offset Impacts to Listed Species under the US Endangered Species Act

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposes extending conservation credit to all landowners who participate in early voluntary conservation actions for declining or at-risk species. Currently, non-federal landowners are eligible to participate in a similar program known as the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Under the proposed policy, however, parties may earn credit for efforts … Continue Reading

Biodiversity Offsetting in the UK – Streamlining Planning or Trashing Nature?

According to a keynote speech given last week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, the UK economy is turning a corner towards recovery and the construction industry is playing a significant role in the nascent upturn.  However, one of the challenges for the government is how to encourage property development without compromising the … Continue Reading