How the Environment Agency Lost its Way

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Pat Dower 2 weeks

This is a great article (even though the content is depressing and infuriating). We may feel that the EA is not fit for purpose and this does a good job of explaining the context. Many thanks to TF member Ben Kirk for pointing me to the article!

A few of the stand-out messages:

  • 80% cut in funding to the EA between 2010 and 2021, whilst the range of responsibilities has increased very substantially.
  • The “missing political analysis” alongside the apparent strangulation of the EA by Government.
  • The level of pollution that farming seems to get away with. 

Happy reading! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/13/dirty-waters-how-the-environment-agency-lost-its-way

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