We have provided a response regarding the Envionment Agency’s responsibilties for regulating landfill sites.
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This morning, there is coverage on the condition of flood defences across England, following an appearance by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee of MPs on Thursday.
There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph and ENDs Report around the Hoveton Broad Restoration Project.
There was coverage in today’s Times, Yorkshire Post and Birdguides that a protected hen harrier has gone missing from a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales.
Emergency authorisation for the limited use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment on the 2021 sugar beet crop.
In today's blog we set out details on the process of exporting fish to the European Union and outline the support for the industry.
In today’s blog, we look at the launch of the gene editing consultation.
The Government took action to end the practice of pulse trawling by EU and English-registered vessels in February 2019 which took effect at the end of the transition period.
The Scottish government and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation have raised concerns over the UK-EU agreement.
Heavy and persistent overnight rain has led to around 90 properties being flooded in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk, with many more properties being protected by Environment Agency defences.
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- Response to Guardian coverage about historic landfill sites January 15, 2021
- Flood defences across England January 15, 2021
- Daily Telegraph coverage of restoration work on the Norfolk Broads January 15, 2021
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