Case Note: Macquarie Generation v Hodgson [2011] NSWCA 424

Australian Environment Review, September 2012, pp. 321-324

UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper 2012-06

5 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2012 Last revised: 26 Nov 2012

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Alex W. Gardner

The University of Western Australia Law School

Jessica Lee

The University of Western Australia

Date Written: November 17, 2012

Abstract

Is there a general duty of law to take reasonable care to reduce the level of emissions harmful to the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions that may not traditionally have been regarded as pollutants? In essence, this was the issue at stake in the Macquarie Generation litigation that was finally determined in November 2011 by the NSW Court of Appeal (NSWCA) decision in Macquarie Generation v Hodgson.

Keywords: Environmental law, emissions control, New South Wales Court of Appeal

Suggested Citation

Gardner, Alex W. and Lee, Jessica, Case Note: Macquarie Generation v Hodgson [2011] NSWCA 424 (November 17, 2012). Australian Environment Review, September 2012, pp. 321-324, UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper 2012-06, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2177411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2177411

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Jessica Lee

The University of Western Australia

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Australia

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