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Big stink prompts UK u-turn over sewage spills

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LONDON - A big stink over U.K. sewage disposal has prompted a government u-turn as Boris Johnson tries to shore up his environmental credentials ahead of COP26.
Conservative MPs faced a huge backlash on Twitter and Facebook after initially blocking a clampdown on water companies dumping raw sewage in rivers and the sea. It's a demand the government argued was unworkable - only to about-face amid mounting public pressure.
The Environment Bill, intended to revamp the U.K.'s environmental standards post-Brexit, is currently in the final stages of its journey through parliament, shuttling back...
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