20 December 2013: The High Court of England and Wales handed down its judgment today in An Taisce’s case regarding Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The case relates to the legality of the decision last March 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.
Mrs Justice Patterson found against An Taisce’s claim, and refused leave for Judicial Review.
James Nix, the Policy Director for An Taisce, commented: “We are studying the judgment with our legal team and considering our options”.
Taken from An Taisce’s press release
You can read the judgement here
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