How the Environment Bill could allow ministers to move the goalposts on water quality

While environmental campaigners and industry groups have broadly welcomed the publication of the government’s long-awaited Environment Bill, fears are mounting that certain sections appear to give the government a good deal of flexibility over key green protections.

by Simon Pickstone
River Till seasonal chalk stream known as a winterbourne, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire. Photograph: Geography Photos/Getty Images
River Till seasonal chalk stream known as a winterbourne, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire. Photograph: Geography Photos/Getty Images

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