Sir, it seems harsh for Emma Howard Boyd to single out farmers for polluting our environment (Strip subsidies from farmers who pollute, says environment chief, May 8).
Instead, we need to look more closely at all other sources of pollution, such as inefficient septic tanks. Our research shows that they can have a real impact on water quality in rural areas, especially in summer.
Cleaning up the environment is the collective responsibility of society; singling out one section is simply divisive.
Director of policy, GWCT Allerton Project
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