Why the green Brexit bill is raising concerns

With pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment Bill under way, there are concerns its provisions introducing green principles would give the government a ‘get out of jail free card’. James Fair reports

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Environmental groups are concerned the Environment Bill's treatment of environmental principles that helped the UK move on from it's "dirty man of Europe" past

One of the arguments made by environmental groups in the run-up to the referendum was that until the UK was forced to adopt environmental laws as part of the EU, it was the “dirty man of Europe”.

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