Coffey quits, curtains for Curtin, and Barclay’s big brief

Listen as the ENDS Report team discusses the debris left at DEFRA in the wake of the latest cabinet reshuffle, the abrupt departure of a senior Environment Agency official, and a scandalous case of waste worker corruption…

Every week, the ENDS team enters the ECO Chamber to discuss the UK’s biggest green news stories, as well as taking a forensic look at one of the deep-rooted environmental issues facing us today.

In this week's episode we:

  • Unpack the latest cabinet reshuffle, which saw environment secretary Thérèse Coffey out and Steve Barclay in

  • Share news of former Environment Agency interim chief executive John Curtin’s abrupt departure

  • And take a look at how Cardiff Council workers ended up in jail after a scandal involving a waste site

For the deep dive, we speak to ENDS Report news editor Pippa Neill who got the inside scoop on how the National Farmers Union lobbied DEFRA to lower its global air quality ambitions on a dangerous pollutant – ammonia. 

Don’t forget to also sign up to our live webinar on Biodiversity Net Gain, featuring Natural England’s principal advisor on this – Nick White – along with other great speakers. It will take place on 13 December. Make sure to bookmark the following link: ENDS TV: BNG is coming to town

If you’ve already listened and you want to know more about the stories referred to in the podcast you can find them here: