Environment Bill: Government has ‘underestimated the strength of feeling’ on river sewage pollution, say MPs

The government faced a backlash from MPs yesterday following its rejection of an Environment Bill amendment which would have placed duties on water companies to take “all reasonable steps” to stop untreated sewage being discharged into waterways.

by Tess Colley
Government has ‘underestimated the strength of feeling’ on river sewage pollution, say MPs. Photograph: Getty Images
Government has ‘underestimated the strength of feeling’ on river sewage pollution, say MPs. Photograph: Getty Images

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