Deregulation fears as Gove appointed environment secretary

Theresa May’s decision to give Michael “shy green” Gove the environment brief in Cabinet has already sparked fears for green regulation

Michael Gove once described himself as a 'shy green'. Photograph: Policy ExchangeMichael Gove’s appointment as environment secretary in a cabinet reshuffle has sparked concern about the future of green regulation after Brexit.

On 10 June the Conservative MP, who previously held posts as education and justice secretary and famously said the country had “had enough of experts” in the run-up to the EU referendum, replaced Andrea Leadsom who became leader of the House of Commons.

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