The number of prosecutions, cautions, inspections and enforcement notices issued by the Environment Agency have all seen dramatic falls in recent years. Gareth Simkins investigates
Wessex Water has paid out more than £1m following a series of unpermitted discharges of sewage effluent from its Swanage Bay treatment works. Gareth Simkins looks into the payout’s implications
Wessex Water has paid an unprecedented £1m for a series of sewage discharges into Swanage Bay. Tesco, Carlsberg and others have also made a further £1.2m in charitable payouts for environmental offences
An oil pipeline operator that seriously polluted the river Tywi two years ago has made a £150,000 donation to a rivers charity rather than face prosecution
Ebay and Gumtree have been fined by the EA for failing to comply with energy efficiency rules
A local angling club has revealed it is pursuing legal action against a water company following a sewage leak that it claims led to more than 250 fish deaths in a Cambridge river
Campaign group Friends of the Earth has launched a legal challenge against the new National Planning Policy Framework, arguing that the government failed to properly scrutinise the environmental impact of policies set out in the document
A gas turbine maintenance facility near Aberdeen has been hit by a civil penalty for not holding a permit to operate under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)
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