10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Environment Agency faces legal action over permit, Net gain could be mandated for developers, Green watchdog will have powers to sue government, Knotweed inquiry begins, Rees-Mogg-back report slammed by watchdog…

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard-Boyd
EA chair Emma Howard Boyd

Environment Agency faces legal action over wastewater permit

The Environment Agency (EA) faces a judicial review over its permitting of wastewater treatment at Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire.

In a hearing at the High Court, Friends of the Earth sought permission to challenge the permit, arguing that the EA has not fulfilled its “legal duty to promote the best available techniques for reducing the environmental impact of fracking” with regard to the treatment of flowback fluid. MORE

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