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Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.

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MPs ask how ‘alternative plastics’ might reduce waste
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds an evidence session in its inquiry into plastic waste
13 January 2022
‘Chemical cocktail’ of sewage, slurry and plastic polluting English rivers puts public health and nature at risk
Environmental Audit Committee warns poor water quality in English rivers is a result of chronic underinvestment
13 January 2022
Sizewell Nuclear Power Station
Lords debates the role of civil nuclear power
What is the role of civil nuclear power in meeting UK electricity needs and energy security? Catch up
10 December 2021
Three private members' bills in the Lords
Members discuss hereditary peers, cigarette health warnings and addition of environment to the national curriculum. Catch up
06 December 2021
MPs hear from retail and packaging sectors on plastic waste
EFRA holds an evidence session for its plastic waste enquiry
02 December 2021
House of Lords Podcast: what comes after COP?
We discuss COP26, the environment and climate change this month with Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and Baroness Parminter.
26 November 2021
Lords debates private members’ bills at second reading
Bills on age assurances online, onshore wind and coroners recording suicide factors. Catch up
22 November 2021
Academics and experts questioned on carbon border adjustment mechanisms
Environmental Audit Committee hold its first public evidence session on carbon border adjustment mechanisms
19 November 2021
Lords debates COP26 outcomes
Debate on tackling the challenges of climate changes measures. Discover more
19 November 2021
Environment Agency and Ofwat investigation into sewage treatment works
The chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee reacts to EA’s and Ofwat’s investigation into sewage treatment works.
18 November 2021
Trees in a wood
MPs question government on planting trees
MPs question government on planting trees and protecting nature
18 November 2021
Business Committee question experts on Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee holds an evidence session on their heat and buildings strategy
12 November 2021
Trees in a wood
Lords agrees improvements to Environment Bill
Members agree proposed compromises on courts' powers and reducing the impact of sewage discharges after asking the Commons to think again. Find out more
10 November 2021
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