Diluting English river standards a backward step, campaigners warn

Investment needed to achieve target of 75% rivers rated good, Environment Agency told Wildlife and countryside campaigners are urging the head of the Environment Agency not to weaken key rules which are driving the clean-up of rivers in England.Leading figures in the environmental sector have written to Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the EA, after a speech in which he suggested weakening the EU water framework directive now that the UK had left the union. To do so, the signatories to the letter say, would be a backward step. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/21/diluting-english-river-standards-a-backward-step-campaigners-warn

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