Labour chief whip says EPA is ‘weak’

The chief whip of the Labour Party, Emmet Stagg, has accused the state’s environmental protection agency (EPA) of having a weak track record in ‘‘preventing or controlling environmental harm’’.

19th March, 2011

The chief whip of the Labour Party, Emmet Stagg, has accused the state’s environmental protection agency (EPA) of having a weak track record in ‘‘preventing or controlling environmental harm’’.

In a submission to an expert review of the EPA’s powers, Stagg said that, while the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) could immediately shut down a restaurant which was selling risky food, it took the EPA several years to tackle...

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