R v Inspectorate of Pollution, ex p Greenpeace (No. 2) [1994]

Facts

  • Greenpeace objected to the authorisation given by the Inspectorate of Pollution to discharge nuclear waste from the Thorp nuclear site in Cumbria

Issue

  • Did Greenpeace has sufficient standing to bring this claim?

Decision

  • Yes, but claim failed

Reasoning

  • Unlike in the Rose Theatre Trust case, individual members of Greenpeace would be affected by the decision. Greenpeace also had legal expertise on the matter
  • The claim did fail as the decision was in fact not unlawful on its merits
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