Tougher guidelines raised corporate environmental fines

Organisations breaching environmental rules in England and Wales have been subject to harsher sentences, but individuals carrying out serious offences may have gotten off more lightly

by Isabella Kaminski
Most environmental prosecutions were heard in magistrates courts in England and Wales. Photograph: Paul Wishart/123RF
Most environmental prosecutions were heard in magistrates courts in England and Wales. Photograph: Paul Wishart/123RF

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