DEFRA’s proposed legally binding targets ‘could leave nature in a worse condition’

DEFRA’s proposed new legally binding targets on water quality, biodiversity, waste and air pollution have had a mixed reception from green groups, with some saying proposed new goals are a step backward from the existing ambitions.

by Rachel Salvidge
Extinction Rebellion protestors holding a banner that reads "Env Agency & DEFRA protect our waterways!"
Photograph: Mark Kerrison/Getty Images

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