Guardian  ‘Drilling will be allowed in national parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’ but ministers retain power to veto plans, Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in “exceptional circumstances”. The government will invite firms to bid for […]

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“The Green Blob” – Owen’s gift to satirists – you couldn’t make it up, and this from what was to be ‘the Greenest Government ever’. Owen Paterson’s article in the Sunday Telegraph sheds interesting light on this Government’s views on environment.  Click here to read it.

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Climate Change Committee:  ‘This is our sixth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers. This year the report also includes a full assessment of how the first carbon budget (2008-2012) was met, drawing out policy lessons and setting out what […]

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This fourth Defra newsletter provides an update on SuDS implementation, and includes the draft National Standards. It also provides a link to the stakeholder-led guidance; describes the outcome of the recent survey conducted to assess local authority preparedness; and gives a summary of the table top testing exercise held with a small group of local […]

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