Amendments to Withdrawal Bill aim to safeguard environment protection

Fears over ‘significant flaws’ in the European Withdrawal Bill are prompting MPs and environment groups to push a number of amendments

Fears over flaws in Withdrawal Bill pushing environmentalists to push amendments. Photograph: jovannig/123RFMPs have put forward a large number of amendments to the EU withdrawal bill to ensure that environmental protection continues in the UK once it leaves the bloc.

Amendments concerning environmental issues have been tabled by several MPs, including Labour’s Mary Creagh, chair of the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Kerry McCarthy, former shadow secretary of state for the environment and member of the EAC, and Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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