Heavy rain in Herefordshire last week led to a number of pollution incidents caused by soil running off into rivers and large quantities of mud washing onto the county’s roads resulting in hazardous driving conditions. […]
The Government’s proposed Environment Bill falls “woefully short” of its vision to protect the environment when the UK leaves the European Union, according to scrutiny by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The EAC says it […]
Following its consultation held between November 2017 and February 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) has updated its Enforcement and Sanctions Statement and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance so that the two documents are now combined into […]
A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong.
The Environment Agency’s consultation on updating its enforcement and sanctions policy documents closed on 15 January 2018. This article considers the proposed changes.
Environment Agency secures £155,000 in charitable donations through Enforcement Undertakings following pollution incidents
You usually need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid or waste water into surface water. Source: Environment Agency 7th February 2018
On the 1st January 2018 changes to the abstraction licensing regime were implemented and most previously exempt abstractions (if over 20 cubic metres per day exemption threshold) will require a licence to continue legally abstracting […]
Modest pollution in many English rivers is enough to kill 80% of eggs, increasing concerns over insects which are vital to all ecosystems