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Asking us for information about the environment

You can ask us for any information that we hold about the environment - whether it is in a written, taped or filmed format.

Environmental information can be about:

  • the elements of the environment, such as air, water, soil, land, the landscape, natural sites and biological diversity
  • energy, noise, radiation or waste, emissions and other releases into the environment
  • measures (including administrative measures), such as policies, legislation and plans likely to affect or protect the environment
  • cost benefits and economic analysis used in the measures
  • reports on the implementation of environmental legislation
  • the state of human health and safety affected by the elements/emissions etc

For example environmental information may relate to:

  • effects on the environment of GM crop trials
  • pesticide testing
  • run-off from agricultural land
  • impact of manufacturing processes
  • safe handling of waste or environmental factors in public health and land use planning

For more information see our Information Compliance policy.

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