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- Wind farm for north coast
- North Down Dump on Scotland
- Written warning over pollution laws
- Northern Ireland in the dock
- Strangford Lough saved?
- GM maize approved
- Legal wranglings over illegal waste
- Europe issues legal warning
- Strangford trawling ban extended
- Water Service pollutes salmon river
- See you in court!
- Environmental governance inquiry gets underway
- Environment review moving fast
- EPA denied
- Belfast says No to incinerator
- Belfast makes waves for climate justice
- Planning and the climate challenge
- An evening well spent with Michael Meacher
- Green housing plan launched
- Tell world leaders to turn down the heat
- Mexican stand-off
- NI Water must not be immune from the law.
- People Power for Positive Planning
- Friends of the Earth launches its first plastic bag
- Assembly end of term report - must do better
- Activism Gathering 2011
- What do you think of the planning system?
- Green No Deal?
- A vision for the Programme for Government
- Come to a screening of 'Gasland'
- Plan it!
Environmental governance inquiry gets underway
The Northern Ireland team are celebrating the announcement that the long awaited inquiry into environmental protection has begun. The announcement was made by Environment Minister, Jeff Rooker.
The 'Review of Environmental Governance' will be chaired by Tom Burke, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London. Tom will be assisted by Prof. Sharon Turner, an eminent environmental lawyer, and Gordon Bell, a successful businessman.
Environmental protection a step closer
This review will almost certainly deliver an independent Environmental Protection Agency for Northern Ireland. But crucially, the review will also look at wider issues like governance for sustainable development and reform of the planning system. The role of the judiciary and the need for new enforcement tools will be examined too.
The job now is to make sure the review is open and transparent, so as many people as possible can take part.
Press for change
Would you like to have your say on how Northern Ireland's environment should be protected? Go to http://www.regni.info/ and let the panel know what you think.
We'd love you to get involved.