Permit delays fear as EA plans cuts

June 2007
Utility Week;6/22/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the risks involved in the efficiency effort by the British Environment Agency (EA) according to the trade union Unison. The members of Unison cautioned that the initiative could mean job losses and postponement of permits for the water and energy industries. Unison utilities head Steve Bloomfield stated that the EA could lose 2,000 jobs by 2009. An EA spokesman denied that the job losses in the agency will reach the number cited by the union.


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