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Unless we act now, the impact of pollution and over-use on the people and wildlife which need rivers to survive will only become worse.

The UK Government has committed to bring over all the environmental protections that have come from the EU. We need to make sure these protections are not weakened in this process and that urgent action is taken so that we can restore and protect our rivers for wildlife, for us, and for future generations.

Together, we have an opportunity. Please write to your MP to demand action - nature needs you to make your voice heard!

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Dear

My name is .

Rivers are important to me because

Four out of five rivers across England and Wales are failing health standards, and our cherished wildlife cannot thrive. They are acting as drains; raw sewage is being pumped into them too frequently and many are at risk of having too much water taken out of them.

The UK government committed to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. I am pleased that these promises have been made, but as my MP I ask you to help ensure that they are kept so that we can protect and restore our environment, including our rivers.

Please write to Michael Gove, the UK Secretary of State for Environment, and ask him to:

  1. Safeguard nature by ensuring European environmental directives, including those protecting our water environment, are transposed into law in England and Wales and mechanisms and sanctions are established to enforce implementation after we leave the European Union, so that our environment is at least as well protected when we leave the EU as it is today.
  2. Deliver immediate action – before leaving the EU – to ensure that the legal deadline to achieve good ecological status in English and Welsh rivers by 2027 is met.
    1. Mandate water companies to set out long-term wastewater plans to ensure sewage stops polluting our rivers.
    2. Empower the environmental regulators to ensure all abstraction is limited to sustainable levels.
  3. Publish a strong 25 year plan for the environment which includes committing to water legislation for England and Wales.

The future of our environment relies upon healthy rivers. Please help to protect these precious ecosystems for wildlife to thrive and future generations to enjoy.

I look forward to hearing from you,



Dear

My name is .

Rivers are important to me because

Four out of five rivers across England and Wales are failing health standards, and our cherished wildlife cannot thrive. They are acting as drains; raw sewage is being pumped into them too frequently and many are at risk of having too much water taken out of them.

The UK government committed to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. I am pleased that these promises have been made, but as my MP I ask you to help ensure that they are kept so that we can protect and restore our environment, including our rivers.

Please write to the Michael Gove, the UK Secretary of State for Environment, and ask him to work with the Welsh Government to:

  1. Safeguard nature by ensuring European environmental directives, including those protecting our water environment, are transposed into law in England and Wales and mechanisms and sanctions are established to enforce implementation after we leave the European Union, so that our environment is at least as well protected when we leave the EU as it is today.
  2. Deliver immediate action to ensure that the legal deadline to achieve good ecological status in English and Welsh rivers by 2027 is met.
    1. Mandate water companies to set out long-term wastewater plans to ensure sewage stops polluting our rivers.
    2. Empower the environmental regulators to ensure all abstraction is limited to sustainable levels.
  3. Bring forward the promised water legislation for England and Wales.

This is vital if Wales, and the UK as a whole, is to continue to be a global leader in this area.

I look forward to hearing from you,