Will the EA use new powers to commit state-sponsored crime?

It is scarcely credible, but just so happens to be true. Earlier this month, parliament passed a bill that will allow Environment Agency (EA) officers to commit serious crimes – including murder – while operating undercover in pursuit of environmental criminals.

by Adam Branson
The 'spy cops bill' confers radical powers on to the EA. Photograph: Pawel Libera/Getty Images
The 'spy cops bill' confers radical powers on to the EA. Photograph: Pawel Libera/Getty Images

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