The government is to go ahead with proposals to bring breaches of environmental permits for offshore activities under the civil sanctions regime as an alternative to prosecution
The EA has today published its enforcement and sanctions policy, combining, shortening and revising its two current documents on its enforcement and sanctions approaches.
DEFRA is consulting on a code of practice that is designed to ensure councils do not abuse new enforcement powers they were granted to tackle littering earlier this month
Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Anglian Water and United Utilities agreed to pay £862,000 for flouting environmental rules in five months to 31 January 2018
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
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