[Darksky]UK fines "light polluters" (fw)

Jan Hollan
Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:34:15 +0100 (CET)

good news from the OutdoorLighting-ForumAyahoogroups.com :

   Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:29:52 -0500

Switch Off That Light  Or Face A Fine  By Charles Clover,   Environment
  The Telegraph - UK    12-9-4
    Light pollution is to become a statutory offence, enabling people to
take on neighbours whose lights stop them from sleeping. Under a Bill
published yesterday, anyone who finds that artificial light emitting
from premises is "prejudicial to health or a nuisance" will be able to
complain to the council. If the offender takes no action, he or she
could face fines of up to =A350,000.


Susan Harder