frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law and policy.

    This month’s edition includes:

    • Defence of legal professional privilege by the Court of Appeal
    • Food Standards Agency (FSA) sets a deadline for cannabidiol (CBD) products
    • Fine for exposing a worker to the risk of occupational asthma
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) investigation leads to £500,000 in fines and costs for the forgery of lorry maintenance records
    • The revised Environment Bill was laid before Parliament on 30 January
    • Numerous developments in relation to climate change
    • Environmental reporting and sustainable investment and finance
    • Clean air updates
    • Heathrow Airport and E.ON UK plc are public authorities for purposes of access to environmental information
    • The Environment Agency (EA) published information on 10 priority catchment areas for water abstraction reform
    • Advocate General opinion in a European Court of Justice (ECJ) waste case indicates the permissible level of impurities in paper waste for classification as “green list” waste
    • European Parliament objects to lead in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
    • Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is classified as a suspected carcinogenic
    • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opens consultation on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food