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Shale gas: EU Parliament votes for mandatory environmental impact assessment

European Union - October 14 2013 Unconventional gas projects may be added to the list of projects for which an environmental impact assessment (EIA) must be undertaken before…

Catherine Howard, Anna Howell, Stephen Murray, Julie Vaughan, Matthew White

UK action plan on business and human rights

United Kingdom - October 3 2013 The UK Government has launched an action plan for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Action Plan sets out…

Stéphane Brabant, Johanna Hull

New planning guidance for shale gas development

United Kingdom - July 24 2013 The Government published Planning Practice Guidance for onshore oil and gas on Friday 19 July. This guidance follows the Government announcement in…

Susannah Herbert, Julie Vaughan, Matthew White

UK shale gas: consultation on tax proposals published

United Kingdom - July 19 2013 At Budget 2013 the Government announced that a new tax allowance would be introduced to support the development of the UK's shale gas industry. Today…

William Arrenberg, Steven Dalton, Stephen Murray, Simon Tysoe, Julie Vaughan

Business and human rights – what this means for the ICT sector: European Commission publishes guide on UN principles

European Union - July 10 2013 The European Commission has published guidance for companies in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector on meeting the corporate…

Stéphane Brabant, Kate Brimsted, Nick Elverston, Amanda Hale, Johanna Hull