OEP intervention, ‘hitchhiking’ bacteria and DEFRA’s transparency problem

Listen as The ENDS Report team examine the first legal intervention of the OEP watchdog, the emerging issue of disease-resistant bacteria riding microplastics and DEFRA's transparency issues.

Every week, the ENDS team runs down the biggest green news stories and takes a forensic look at one of the more deep-rooted environmental issues facing us today.

In this 37th episode, we'll be covering...

  • The Office for Environmental Protection's decision to enter into the Surrey Hills oil drilling legal battle.

  • Transparency concerns at DEFRA over the chemicals, which determine water quality status

  • And the drug-resistant bacteria recorded along Scotland’s beaches… how did they get there?

For our deep dive this week, we're breathing some life into the latest government consultation on air quality.