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Crackdown on Environmental Crime: new Economic Crime Unit and water bonus ban

The Environment Agency has launched a new Economic Crime Unit to enhance its fight against financial crimes in the waste management sector. This move aims to bolster the agency's...

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New SFO Director promises a bolder, more pragmatic approach to the fight against economic crime

On 13 February 2024, Nick Ephgrave gave his first public speech as Director of the Serious Fraud Office, to a packed room of white collar lawyers and press at the Royal United Services ...

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Update: EU Industrial Emissions Directive Revision: Final compromise agreed

On December 15, 2023, the Permanent Representatives Committee gave its final approval to the compromise text of the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (“IED”). As of now,...

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No time to waste II – Parliament and Council bring reform of EU packaging regime onto home straight

At the end of 2023, the EU Parliament and the EU Council each adopted their positions on the EU Commission's proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The...

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No time to waste II – Parliament and Council bring reform of EU packaging regime onto home straight

At the end of 2023, the EU Parliament and the EU Council each adopted their positions on the EU Commission's proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The...

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EPA grants Louisiana primacy for issuing Title VI Well Permits

On December 28, 2023 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final rule on the State of Louisiana Underground Injection Control Program; Class VI Primacy, which gave the State...

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Making sustainable products the norm – The proposed EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
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Making sustainable products the norm in the EU is a cornerstone of the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan and the European Green Deal. On 5 December 2023, a provisional agreement on the...

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U.S. EPA and DOT finalize new maximum civil penalties for environmental and transportation-related violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) just issued final rules increasing civil penalties for violations of certain EPA and DOT regulations,...

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