Views sought on Alton energy recovery facility environmental permit variation

The Environment Agency is looking specifically for environmental or health considerations from members of the public, as the request from Veolia is a ‘significant variation’ to the existing Alton permit for the proposed facility

British cheese factory accused of poisoning salmon and other fish in major river pollution incident

Pollution incidents in the River Inny allegedly led to fish kills in 2016 and 2018

Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges

Nearly 360,000 litres of sewage were discharged into one brook

Ofwat backs nine companies to explore innovative water supply solutions

Projects designed to deliver improved long-term security of water supplies have secured funding

Thames Water fined £4m for 30-hour waterfall of sewage discharge

The incident is believed to have killed approximately 3,000 fish

More than 2,000 sewage treatment works under scrutiny by ‘major’ investigation

Water companies found in breach of rules could face fines and prosecutions

‘We can’t solve the climate crisis without the banks’ says Sir James Bevan

The Environment Agency Chief Executive looked forward following COP26 in his speech delivered to the banking sector – claiming they have “more power than most countries to create the change we need”

Environment Act passed to crack down on water and air pollution

The act will also look to cut waste, protect biodiversity and increase recycling rates

Environment Agency Chief: ‘Climate change will lead to UK droughts no matter the success of COP26’

Sir James Bevan has warned that water shortages in the coming decades are unavoidable and that government and water companies must start preparing for this now

“Adapt or die”

In its latest adaptation report, the Environment Agency has warned about the importance of adaptation in policies tackling the impacts of climate change