Penalties urged for Anglo-Welsh green crimes

Companies and individuals breaking environmental laws should be served anti-social behaviour orders, the Anglo-Welsh environment agency said last Thursday. So-called "Asbos" have become well known in Britain since their introduction in 1999 but have only been used once in the context of environmental crime. In its latest annual review of industry environmental performance the agency reports record low serious pollution incidents in 2004, record levels of waste recovery and falling sulphur dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions. See press release and Confederation of British industry reaction.

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