Michael Gove responds to the EAC – watch the video. The Environmental Audit Committee hears from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, particularly on questions of oversight, governance, milestones and implementation. This session builds on what the Committee heard from the nature and environment charities, academics and lawyers at the […]

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A new report assessing how the environment will fare post-Brexit has found weaker environmental protections than already exist under EU law, with water one of the major areas of concern. This report has been written by Professor Charlotte Burns, University of Sheffield (lead author), Dr Viviane Gravey, Queen’s University Belfast and Professor Andrew Jordan, Tyndall […]

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Thanks to Richard Ashley  EA Chair calls for courts to make fines for water pollution proportionate to companies’ turnover The Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd has called for courts to make fines for water pollution incidents proportionate to the companies’ turnover, saying that the water companies are responsible for “at least one serious pollution […]

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Thanks to: Nathan Richardson & Fiona Bowles Nathan Richardson, Senior Water Policy Officer RSPB: “In headline terms the National Environment Programme (WINEP3) looks like a strong programme. We are pleased to see continued investment by the water sector to meet WFD 2027 getting to good status deadline alongside action to avoid deterioration in status. Indeed, […]

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