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UK Court of Appeal rules against An Taisce in Hinkley Point Case printable version
01 Aug 2014: posted by the editor - United Kingdom, Ireland
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales today (August 1st 2014) handed down its judgment in An Taisce's case regarding Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and decided that it was not necessary to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
The case relates to the legality of the decision in March 2013 by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, granting Development Consent (permission) for the construction and operation of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station some 150 miles from the Irish coast.
This decision was taken without the public in Ireland being consulted. An Taisce argues that this was in breach of the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the UK’s own regulations on transboundary impacts and consultation.
Andrew Jackson, An Taisce's Natural Environment Officer and In-house Solicitor, commented: "We are studying the judgment with our legal team and considering our options."
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