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The Environment Agency

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579839
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0004
The Environment Agency

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This chapter applies the arguments developed in Chapter 1 to the UK Environment Agency. The origins of the Agency are described, noting how it undertakes both managerial and regulatory functions but with strong internal separation between the two. There is examination of the Agency's relations with central government, with local government, with the European Union and with the economic regulator for water. The Agency's duties are described and there is analysis of its role in protecting environmental rights and in promoting social solidarity through a commitment to sustainability. The Agency's procedures are examined, and the special rights of access to environmental information under European Union law are emphasized.

Keywords: regulation; environment; sustainability; government; access to information

Chapter.  10606 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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