Environment Agency bans short-haul flights for staff

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Environment watchdog becomes first government-backed body to call a halt to domestic flights

The Environment Agency has become the first government-backed body to effectively ban staff from taking domestic and short-haul flights wherever there is a lower-carbon alternative. The agency said...

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