What the environment minister thinks about illegal river pollution, the Environment Agency's culpability and leaving water companies nowhere to hide
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Fresh details of how farmers will be paid to improve soils have been met with dismay by leading nature charities, who say the government has shown a 'shocking lack of ambition'
In a stocktake of the COP26 climate talks, the Climate Change Committee has called on the government to reinvigorate the domestic climate agenda and continue to engage internationally
The government has refused to accept a freedom of information request for the estimated greenhouse gas emission reductions from individual policies outlined in the Net Zero Strategy, stymying independent scrutiny
One in four waste containers reported to the Environment Agency’s hotline and subsequently inspected are found to be non-compliant, an inquiry heard yesterday
Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has said he supports the idea that water company directors should be given custodial sentences if their firms are found to have repeatedly or recklessly broken the law
Voluntary agreements to reduce the amount of plastics in packaging have made some inroads but key government policies that would turbo charge action are long overdue. Industry is craving clarity, finds David Burrows
Guidance advising councils to ensure new developments are 'water neutral' for the conservation of nearby protected sites has forced councils to pause planning permission and put developers in a spin. Is this the beginning of a 'new moratorium on housebuilding'? Tess Colley reports
After a long and tortuous journey through parliament, the government’s ‘world-leading’ Environment Bill has finally passed into law. There are a number of implications for the waste, resources and chemicals sectors. Here is everything you need to know
The new green watchdog will be required to heed guidance from the government, but will this hinder its ability to take robust action? Tess Colley reports
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