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Drinking water quality and environmental concerns are among the reasons given by Ofwat for rejecting Kelda’s plans to restructure Yorkshire Water
The export of waste for recycling has forced a plastics recycling plant in Derbyshire to shut down and the future looks bleak for domestic recyclers
A Government committee has vented its high frustration over the failure of a voluntary scheme to regulate misleading green claims on products effectively
Parliament has passed regulations introducing the new pollution prevention and control regime in England and Wales
The design of the forthcoming levy on aggregates will also be payable on many wastes - missing an opportunity to boost recycling over the use of virgin materials
The DETR’s plans to implement a 1999 EC Directive focus on direct regulation rather than taxation or tradeable permitting
The European Commission has proposed a raft of voluntary and mandatory measures designed to reduce PVC’s environmental impacts
The Government’s spending review offers little support for biomass and offshore wind generators – undermining efforts to combat global warming
The ten-year transport plan will reverse chronic underfunding but is likely to undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions through its emphasis on road building schemes.
An Environment Agency sponsored survey of remediation sets a baseline for moving the treatment of contaminated land on to a more sustainable footing
Castle blamed local protesters after being prosecuted and ordered to pay £120,000 for three beaches of its integrated pollution control authorisation.
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