The Environment Agency’s Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, has written to the Times in response to its reports on the agency’s approach to environmental regulation.
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Today's blog looks at Natural Capital Committee’s final response to the 25 Year Environment Plan Progress and The Telegraph's coverage of our scheme creating more meanders in the river to boost wildlife and reduce flooding
There is widespread coverage of our announcement today on the government-led project successfully detecting traces of coronavirus in sewage.
In today's blog we look at coverage on the launch of the new rules and logos to protect British food and drink.
There has been coverage this morning of a warning from the British Poultry Council that 1,000 EU workers are needed to bolster the Christmas turkey supply chain.
In today’s blog we look at coverage of the government’s call for evidence which seeks views on expanding the use of monitoring technology on fishing boats in England.
There has been coverage in the Guardian and ENDS Report of ongoing work by the Environment Agency to examine whether more than 50 sites that supply salad and vegetables to supermarkets and other businesses are discharging chemical pollution into rivers and streams.
The indicators look at the health of our environment, including protected areas, habitat connectivity, marine pollution, air quality, and wildlife.
Yesterday, Environment Secretary George Eustice and Environment Minister Rebecca Pow met with representatives from South Yorkshire to reaffirm their commitment to better protect communities from future flooding.
During the Agriculture Bill’s journey through Parliament, this government has been clear that it will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards.
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Defra in the Media is run by the Defra group Press Office and is our review of Defra group stories in the news.
The blog features a review of our leading media stories, rebuttal of inaccurate comment, and updates about our campaigns and stories.
- Response to Times coverage of Environment Agency enforcement October 26, 2020
- Natural Capital Committee progress report and River Trent reroute project October 26, 2020
- Successful sewage testing underway October 23, 2020
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