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Environmental protection news from UK Parliament.

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Government increases its ambition on water quality after decades of inaction
Environmental Audit Committee publishes Government Response to Water Quality in Rivers report
16 May 2022
Minister questioned on reducing plastic waste
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee session examines issues including recycling rates and other government targets
05 May 2022
MPs examine protecting whales and other marine mammals
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines issues affecting marine mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises
29 April 2022
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Air quality concerns - Neil Parish MP letter to government
The letter is published on the Committee website.
27 April 2022
Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill receives third reading in the Lords ahead of Royal Assent. Catch up
31 March 2022
Foggy polluted sky
Government greenhouse gas targets offer heavy emitters a free pass
The Committee has published a letter written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
29 March 2022
Lack of focus risks felling Government tree planting plans
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes report on Tree planting
21 March 2022
Plastic waste exports scrutinised by EFRA Committee MPs
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is holding an evidence session in its inquiry into plastic waste
17 March 2022
Minister questioned on mapping the path to net zero
Environmental Audit Committee explores the outcome of the Treasury’s Net Zero Review
03 March 2022
EAC calls for progress update on assessing environmental impact of trade deals and domestic tax measures
Committee writes to the Environment Secretary
03 March 2022
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Key infrastructure regulators questioned on critical national infrastructure resilience
Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy examines critical national infrastructure and climate adaptation
25 February 2022
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How can environmental sustainability be incorporated into economic measurements?
Environmental Audit Committee hearing evidence as part of inquiry into Aligning the UK's economic goals with environmental sustainability
24 February 2022
Lords debates energy national policy statements
Members discuss government's draft overarching national policy statement for energy. Catch up
23 February 2022
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