Despite many breaches, there have been no fines or prosecutions under new farming water pollution rules during the two years they have been in force. Has the government told the Environment Agency to take a light-touch approach? Wil Crisp reports... Read more
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The UK has 'systematically and persistently' broken air pollution law for over a decade, the EU's top court has ruled
Large polluting firms should be hit with bigger fines based on a percentage of their revenues, Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has said
A temporary green watchdog to assess government progress against environmental goals will be established in July and will set out the permanent Office for Environmental Protection’s strategy and enforcement policy, the government has announced
Natural capital prices should be considered in planning permission decisions, household waste should be taxed and genetic modifications encouraged in farming, the author of the Treasury’s economic review of biodiversity has told MPs
Volkswagen is being investigated for a second time over alleged NOx emissions cheating, this time in its Porsche and Audi vehicles
Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant
US attorney Robert Bilott has worked for two decades to get justice for those harmed by ‘forever chemical’ PFOA, with his efforts leading to multi-million dollar legal payouts, a Hollywood movie and the shocking revelation that every American has the substance in their blood. But the battle is far from over, and now it’s global
The chief secretary to the Treasury, a district council, a local town councillor and an activist are taking on the Environment Agency over a buried landfill. James Fair reports
The government has made big speeches about improving the environment, but is there a ‘gap between rhetoric and reality’? James Fair reports
Now that the UK has fully left the EU, is the government seeking to roll back regulation in a bid to stimulate the economy? Yes. Will that inevitably undermine environmental protections? Not necessarily, reports Adam Branson
Despite concerted effort, the culprits for some pollution incidents are never tracked down. Here are six pollution mysteries that remain unsolved by regulators
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