Crashing out of the EU with no deal could see the UK send more of its waste to landfill and increases in air pollution and losses of countryside around ports, commentators suggest. Conor McGlone investigates
The government has proposed its future relationship with the EU should include a ‘non-regression’ clause to maintain standards, but what form would this take and how would it be enforced? Simon Pickstone reports
The Environment Agency (EA) is warning that empty industrial units across the country are being increasingly targeted by waste criminals to dispose of thousands of tonnes of illegal waste
Shell UK has paid out more than £40,000 for failing to cover all greenhouse gas emissions from its Fife natural gas liquids plant for three years running
Environmental groups broadly applauded the government’s environmental guarantees contained in the Brexit white paper, but many have suggested it has left key questions about the future of the UK’s environmental governance unanswered
The environmental regulator has accepted the findings of its own internal report that says it is failing to reduce the number of high risk illegal waste sites across England
A two-year investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA) into a defunct waste firm has resulted in significant fines and costs for its directors
Landlords cannot close their eyes to what is happening on their land, legal experts say, after the High Court threw out an appeal by a landowner against a conviction for ‘knowingly permitting’ an unauthorised waste operation. Conor McGlone reports
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