Transport Action Network v. Secretary of State for Transport and Highway England Company (on Roads Investment Strategy)
Jurisdiction: High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division
Principle law(s): Climate Change Act,Infrastructure Act 2015
Side A: Transport Action Network (Ngo)
Side B: Secretary of State for Transport (Government)
Side B: Highway England Company (Corporation)
On July 26 2021 the High Court dismissed the case. The Court found that the Secretary of State for Transport in approving the strategy had had adequate regard to UK Policy on Climate Change. The Court upheld the Department of Transport's determination that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the RIS were de minimis and not obviously material to the decision-making process. In the course of the judgment the Court also observed that "there is nothing in the IA 2015 [Infrastructure Act 2015] which remotely resembles environmental decision-making."
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