This government wants clean and safe rivers, lakes and seas, and we have been clear that we will hold water companies to account if they do not comply with our environmental regulations.
There has been widespread media coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement that he will bring forward proposals to raise the civil penalty for water companies who pollute the environment by 1,000-fold - from £250,000 to up to £250 million.
Untreated sewage can be devastating to human health, local biodiversity and our environment. Water companies must take urgent action to address sewage discharges. That’s why we are already taking action.
There has been positive pick-up of Water Minister Steve Double’s calls for greater investment from water companies to address leakage, at a time when water resources are in the spotlight as parts of the country move into drought. Writing for …
Yesterday (26 July 2022), the Environment Agency convened the National Drought Group to discuss the recent period of hot and dry weather and agree actions to protect water resources and the environment in England in the weeks ahead.
A recent article in the Guardian (20 June) wrongly claims that the Defra Guidance to the Farming Rules for Water would have allowed farmers to spread manures and slurry on land in a way that would overload it with nutrients …
There has been extensive coverage today of our announcement on new long-term environmental targets & green paper proposals that will protect and enhance our natural world in The Times, Sky News, BBC Online, The I. and the Guardian. The coverage …
Today we are looking at coverage about the issue of storm overflow spills into rivers and coastal areas.
Today’s blog looks at coverage of the Environment Agency’s prosecution of Severn Trent Water for illegal sewage discharges
Time-limited position statement has robust conditions in place to mitigate risks to the environment