How lockdown has changed the UK’s environmental regulators

It’s been almost 130 days since the UK went into lockdown but the country’s environment regulators have been hard at work throughout. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, they have staffed the Thames barrier and managed forests in Wales. The commitment to protecting the environment has remained “steadfast”, Isobel Moore, head of regulation and permitting at Natural Resources Wales (NRW), told ENDS.

by David Burrows
Lockdown will have changed some regulators' practices for good. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Lockdown will have changed some regulators' practices for good. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

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