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Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has been fined £8m after admitting to a fuel leak from one of its petrol stations in Haslingden which polluted nearby sewers and waterways. The Environment Agency said that around 23,500 litres of petrol escaped...
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Dr Julia Reid MEP, UKIP’s spokesperson for the Environment, has expressed concern over the incursion of genetically modified plants into the UK that went largely unnoticed for some time. This comes after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
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Brexit will not put our countryside, our marine environment, or our wildlife at risk. The idea that our membership of the EU has been only good for our environment is quite simply false. In some ways we have benefited, but...
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Dr Julia Reid MEP, UKIP’s Environment Spokesman said: “As we begin to prepare our gardens for the summer, many of us will be reminded why our decision to leave the European Union was the right one”. “Last year, the European...
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Dr Julia Reid MEP, who represents the South West Counties & Gibraltar, has condemned plans to build new homes on a highly valued and much-used area of the Chichester Walk Recreation Grounds in Merley, Dorset. Due to the overwhelming objection...
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Dr Julia Reid MEP, UKIP’s environment spokesperson, is disappointed to learn that over 20 hectares of ancient woodland in Salisbury are to be destroyed to make way for a quarry expansion.   The expansion of Brickworth Quarry was approved by...
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A company director at Thompson Waste Recycling has been jailed for six months for putting Scunthorpe residents at risk of water and air pollution following an Environment Agency prosecution. The state of the site was uncovered during a sizeable fire...
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Today is World Water Day, an annual event organised by UN-Water, in collaboration with governments and partners, and this year the theme is ‘wastewater’. UKIP’s Environment spokesman, Dr Julia Reid MEP, had this to say: “World Water Day is what...
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