Environmentalists challenge attempts to discredit precautionary principle

Growing suggestions that the precautionary principle could be dropped or watered down have been confronted by peers and campaigners

The EEA found that wider use of the precautionary principle can both avert harm and stimulate innovation. Photograph: Pavel Aliakseyeu/123RFEnvironmental campaigners and peers have defended the “eminently sensible” precautionary principle as it becomes the latest Brexit hot potato.

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