What You Can Do

Please help us raise the necessary funds to pursue a Judicial Review against the Environment Agency

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Following the decision of the Environment Agency to issue Covanta with an Environmental Permit – the Judicial Review process is now the only option open to us.

We know that a lot of residents have been active in promoting the campaign for the last couple of years.  We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to pool resources and continue to support Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) in the continuing fight.

In order to begin proceedings –  it was necessary to appoint a firm of Solicitors.  With guidance from ELF – BACI appointed one the best-known Environmental Law firm of Solicitors in the country.

Unfortunately – the process is not cheap. There are estimated costs of around £50,000 in total which will be addressed in separate Crowdfunder Projects:-

  • Lodging and Serving Stage – previous Crowdfunder project – raised £10,995 on the page itself £20,000 in total taking into account different funding methods of Paypal and BACS
  • Acknowledgement of Service sub Stage – This current Fundraising target of £6,500
  • Permission Stage & Summative Hearing Stage – Future Fundraising projects

It may not be necessary to take the case to the full court hearing stage. The Environment Agency can concede at any point up to the actual court hearing.

If there are any funds left over at any point of this Crowdfunder project or subsequent Crowdfunder projects for the purpose Judicial Review – this will be used either in the wider campaign (if this is still existing) – for instance for air pollution monitoring equipment – or another local project.

Judicial Review Progress so far:

In order to begin proceedings –  it was necessary to appoint a firm of Solicitors.  With guidance from ELF – BACI appointed one the best-known Environmental Law firm of Solicitors in the country.

– Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent (incl supplementary letter)
– Reply from the EA received
– Responses from the EA analysed by the legal team
– Preparation of papers and lodging with the Courts – 25/04/18
– Serving of claim form and prepared bundle including grounds and expert/witness statements to The Environment Agency (Defendants) and Covanta (Interested Party) 16/05/18

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Please still continue with the following-  to keep up to date and inform others:

More Information

The Covanta Incinerator – Background
The Covanta Incinerator – Environmental Permitting Process
The Covanta Incinerator – Main Points
Concerns regarding Incineration as a process
Incineration, Recycling and the Circular Economy – Slides

Community Liaison Panel Minutes and Handouts

BACI’s Submission to 1st Consultation in full
BACI’s Submission to 2nd Consultation in full

Marston Moreteyne Action Group site – lots of information dating back to 2010

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