The Regulator’s Code

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Today a report was published that revealed how our railway system is governed. It is a pretty damning assessment of how a fragmented industry cannot function without proper channels of communication and leadership.

It seems to me that our regulation of the environment suffers from the same fragmentation. There is a corpus of good environment legislation that, were it to be effectively applied, could make a significant difference to the problems of pollution and loss of biodiversity. However, the task of applying and enforcing this legislation is split between a number of regulators, the main three being; the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Local Authority. The end result of this rather artificial division of responsibilities is a less than effective application of legislation in defense of the environment.


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Animal loving, environment protecting, letter writing, nuisance who is getting ever more political as I become increasingly 'senior'. The reason, I hope, is not the little grey cells going dendrites-up, but the accumulated knowledge of many years of trying to make sense of what is happening, and a realisation that the world is rapidly approaching a cross-roads. Some might say it was ever thus, but I think the combination of the madness of Trump politics, Brexit, Pollution, Climate Change and many other factors has created an extremely toxic mix that is way beyond what the world has yet had to face. I am not a pessimist. I do believe we can send these forces packing and win back our planet from the selfish, the ideologues and the false clamoring of puffed up egos.

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