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Cressacres Carp Syndicate | Landmark case puts water industry "in the dock" over public accountability

21st November 2014

Fish Legal will confront three Water and Sewerage companies at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, for a four day trial from 24 - 27 November 2014 that will have industry-wide implications, to argue that the public should have a right under ‘freedom of information law’ to know about the companies’ activities that affect the environment in England and Wales.

The November hearing could be pivotal in changing the way the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 are applied to these, and other, now privatised utilities, to make them as transparent about their activities as organisations in the public sector (which they were formerly part of). Fish Legal wants to access environmental information on behalf of its angling membership, because the water industry does untold damage to fisheries and the water environment, which is not fully disclosed to those affected, or to the Environment Agency.

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