Day: 17 December 1999
Legislation to force UK water companies to conserve water planned for next spring
Draft water conservation legislation will see companies having to prove they have saved water and reduced consumer demand before they are allow to construct new reservoirs or draw in more supplies from rivers or underground aquifers.
Europe accused of undemocratic revision of the precautionary principle
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has accused the European Union of conducting its review of the precautionary principle behind closed doors. EEB has called on the EU to open up the debate when it publishes its findings in the New Year.
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