Government under investigation over handling of combined sewer overflows

It aims to determine whether Ofwat, the Environment Agency and the Environment Secretary have failed to comply with their respective duties in relation to the regulation

‘Environment nearing dangerous tipping points’

An independent watchdog is calling on the government to step up environmental protection

Office for Environmental Protection: Government appoints first new board members

They will advise government and hold public authorities to account for their implementation of environmental law

Natalie Prosser appointed as Interim CEO for Office for Environmental Protection

She will start her role, which is limited until December, in February, alongside Chair-designate Dame Glenys Stacey

Office for Environmental Protection: Dame Glenys Stacey chosen as preferred Chair

The Office will provide scrutiny and advice on the implementation of environmental law as well as monitor and report progress against Environmental Improvement Plans and targets

Defra begins search for inaugural Chair of new environment watchdog

The Office for Environmental Protection will monitor the government’s progress towards improving the natural environment and will investigate complaints regarding failures of public bodies to comply with environment law

Government’s Environment Bill ‘not fit for purpose’

The Environmental Audit Committee has requested that a number of areas of the bill be reconsidered

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UK’s green watchdog ‘must have teeth, for the sake of the environment’

A House of Lords Committee has raised concerns regarding the implementation of the proposed Office for Environmental Protection