DEFRA 'silent' on replacing water, waste, air, chemicals law post-Brexit

DEFRA remains silent on whether it will replace the one third of EU environment legislation that cannot be “copied and pasted into UK law” through the EU (Withdrawal) Act, according to a House of Commons committee

Michael Gove at Environmental Audit Committee
Gove in front of EAC earlier this year

DEFRA remains silent on whether it will replace the one-third of EU environment legislation that cannot be “copied and pasted into UK law” through the EU (Withdrawal) Act, according to a House of Commons committee.

In its assessment of the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) recommended that the legislation be drafted into domestic law, but the government did not make reference to it in its response to the committee’s report, published today.

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