PDF file of AG's Opinion in this case that went on to win in the European Court of Justice and then House of Lords is attached
When environmental groups go to court, they face two handicaps: fear of the cost, and something in the judicial psyche that cannot conceive of nature being superior to economic interests.
Judgment of the Court of 11 July 1996.
Regina v Secretary of State for the Environment, ex parte: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE FC3 94/6349/D
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DIVISIONAL COURT