European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 2(2) of Directive (EC) 2003/4 of the European Parliament and of the Council (on public access to environmental information) and repealing Council Directive (EEC) 90/313. The request had been made in proceedings between, on the one hand, Fish Legal and Mrs Shirley and, on the other, the United Kingdom Information Commissioner and United Utilities Water and other water companies relating to the refusal by those companies of requests made by Fish Legal and Mrs Shirley for access to certain information relating to sewerage and water supply.