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England's Farm Pollution Law "Useless"?


Campaigners have called legislation designed to reduce water pollution caused by agriculture in England “useless” as data reveals there have been no prosecutions or fines issued despite regular documented breaches of the rules. The Environment Agency has documented 243 violations of the “farming rules for water” since they came into effect in April 2018. The region with the most breaches recorded was Devon and Cornwall, with 75, followed by Wessex with 52. The breaches the Environment Agency has recorded are a fraction of the actual number, according to conservation organisations.