Devolution could result in sentencing postcode lottery

Environmental law is evolving at different speeds in different parts of the UK, which could become more pronounced without the guiding framework of the EU

Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College LondonOne of the effects of greater devolution in the UK has been the development of distinct approaches to the design of environmental laws within the different jurisdictions.

Where it applies, EU environmental law has to date provided a common minimum framework, but a full Brexit will increase the freedom of different parts of the UK to introduce their own environmental laws.

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