Environment Bill: Government says it ‘can’t sign blank cheque’ after rejecting sewage amendment

The government has said it cannot “sign a blank cheque on behalf of customers” in defence of its decision to reject an Environment Bill amendment which would have placed the onus on water companies to stop untreated sewage being discharged into waterways.

by Tess Colley
Government says it ‘can’t sign a blank cheque’ in defence of storm overflow amendment rejection. Photograph: Travelpix/Getty Images
Government says it ‘can’t sign a blank cheque’ in defence of storm overflow amendment rejection. Photograph: Travelpix/Getty Images

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