No sustainable business without public debate

The appointment of the new Environment Agency chief, Baroness Young of Old Scone (see pp 3-4 ), is unlikely to proceed without controversy. Certainly, it is already ringing alarms in quarters of industry with a long-standing fear of what they see as the creeping politicisation of their affairs. The waste management sector, for example, responded to the news with a surprisingly outspoken plea that the Agency should "operate within the basis of prescribed technical powers", and leave broader policy responsibilities to Whitehall.

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