Environment Bill: Green watchdog exemptions concern environmental regulators

A number of exemptions set out in the draft provisions of the Environment Bill are causing concern among the heads of England’s environmental regulators

Emma Howard Boyd
Emma Howard Boyd

A number of exemptions set out in the draft provisions of the Environment Bill are causing concern among the heads of England’s environmental regulators.

At a meeting of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee this morning, chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd and Natural England’s deputy chief executive Alan Law said it was unusual that Ministry of Defence (MoD) land would be excluded from the scope of the proposed Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).

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