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Information about the role of the Environment Agency.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It is their job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.

The Environment Agency has approximately 13,500 staff and a budget of almost £1.1 Billion, with this they fulfil a number of key tasks:

  • helping people get the most out of their environment, including boaters and anglers
  • improve the air, land and water quality in the UK
  • influencing and working with government, industry and local authorities
  • look after wildlife
  • protect people from flooding by installing and improving current flood defence schemes
  • provide advice to the public about flooding and various other issues
  • restoring rivers and lakes
  • taking action against those who don't take their environmental responsibilities seriously - every year we bring hundreds of offenders to justice, leading to millions of pounds of fines.
  • work alongside farmers to protect and cultivate the land
  • working with local businesses to protect the environment and human health

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