Is this why the Environment Agency chairman wants to go easy on sewage-dumpers?

Last Updated: March 16, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Rivers of Sh*t: partially-cleaned and harmful crap is going directly into our rivers. The former head of bankrupt corporation Carillion, now in charge of the Environment Agency, wants to go easy on the companies doing it. Why is that, do you think?

Read this, and we’ll have a word about it down below:

The Environment Agency should not be issuing penalties of £250 million to water companies who dump sewage, its chairman has said.

Speaking to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Alan Lovell said penalties of £10-20 million would be more appropriate, and stressed there was a difference between an EA penalty and a court fine.

Last month, Environment Secretary Therese Coffey was criticised for reportedly backing down on plans to increase penalties to £250 million.

According to Feargal Sharkey (yes, that Feargal Sharkey): “Before becoming chairman of the EA Alan Lovell was a NED [Non-Executive Director] at Carillion, largest ever corporate bankruptcy in British history leaving £7 billion in debts.

Considering that, ask yourself: why would he say what he did about penalties for privatised water companies?

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One Comment

  1. Susan B. March 16, 2023 at 6:59 am - Reply

    As with the BBC, the top jobs at most of the former public utility companies, have been infiltrated with friends of the Conservatives who as long as the coffers are being filled, and their shareholders are getting bonus payouts, they don’t care what, or who, their actions damage. The corruption is deep.

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