The water firm has made its first civil sanction payment, following incidents in Tameside and Derbyshire involving sewage discharge into local watercourses
Enforcement bodies in England and Scotland to get powers in April to apply civil penalties of up to £200,000 for F-gas violations
Pharmaceuticals firm agrees to pay out £40,000 after waste from its plant in Wales found its way into a river, killing aquatic invertebrates
Oil and gas companies in breach of offshore permits could face monetary penalties of up to £50,000 under plans to expand the civil sanctions regime
DEFRA plans to introduce tougher civil and criminal penalties for breaches of invasive species rules
The government has confirmed why it drew up a new framework for civil penalties for mercury and F-gas breaches, rather than use the established civil sanction regime
Silt pollution from a road project near Aberdeen has landed its builders with a bill of over £280,000
A recent ruling on testing pesticide products in the field set an important precedent for studies involving animals that are subject to data-sharing provisions under EU regulations, writes Richard Macrory
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