Waste Incineration: Regulation

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of John Grogan John Grogan Labour, Keighley 11:00 am, 9th April 2019

I agree. Many residents feel that the Environment Agency’s job seems to be to try and do everything possible to nod through the application rather than rigorously interrogate it. Indeed, as I pointed out in my opening remarks, the Environment Agency has responsibilities under the Waste Regulations (England and Wales) 2011, passed by the coalition, to enforce the waste hierarchy, which puts reuse and recycling at the top. It fails to do this.