Environment Bill: ministers would not be bound by environmental principles

The long-awaited draft Environmental Principles and Governance Bill only requires ministers to “have regard” to a list of environmental principles

Under the Aarhus Convention, the UK must ensure that environmental proceedings are not prohibitively expensive. Photograph: Sebastian Duda/123RF
An environmental principles statement provided for under the Environment Bill should guarantee access to environmental justice

The long-awaited draft Environmental Pri

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