The Conservatives have failed to tackle the sewage problem; they watered down proposals to reduce sewage discharges in the Environment Bill. And last month, Tories voted against our law which would have helped protect wildlife from the pumping of raw sewage. While this Government eventually caved to pressure and amended the Environment Act to do something about sewage discharges, it was nowhere near enough.
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We, the concerned residents of Lewes constituency, call on MP Maria Caulfield to do more to prevent our rivers and seas from becoming dumping grounds for human waste. Water companies must invest in upgrading their infrastructure ahead of paying dividends to shareholders.
The text of this petition had minor amendments after the Lords amendment was rejected again in parliament.