Do not weaken or ‘cherry pick’ water quality regulations, DEFRA and EA told

DEFRA and the Environment Agency have been warned against “cherry-picking cheap and easy” elements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) which could make it appear, in reporting terms, that England’s water bodies are in better health than is the case.

by Rachel Salvidge
The river Wye suffers from agricultural pollution. Photograph: Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images
The river Wye suffers from agricultural pollution. Photograph: Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images

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