EA chief signals departure from Water Framework Directive rules

Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan has signalled his support for the reform of key aspects of environmental regulation and said red tape must not hinder a ‘green recovery’, in a speech today.

by Conor McGlone
Bevan signalled a “thoughtful reform” of the Water Framework Directive. (River Brathay, Elterwater, Lake District National Park). Photograph: David C Tomlinson/Getty Images
Bevan signalled a “thoughtful reform” of the Water Framework Directive. (River Brathay, Elterwater, Lake District National Park). Photograph: David C Tomlinson/Getty Images

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