Concerns mount over future status of green principles

The government’s suggestion that post-Brexit environmental principles could be set out in a policy statement rather than be enshrined in legislation has alarmed environmental NGOs. Jamie Carpenter reports

Contaminated land warning sign

The government has yet to decide which environmental principles will be included

For environmental practitioners, how key environmental principles – such as polluter pays and the precautionary principle – will be incorporated into UK law after Brexit has been one of the big questions raised by the vote to leave the EU.

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