Gove: DEFRA considering ‘environmental law tribunals’ after Brexit

DEFRA could introduce a system of tribunals specialising in environmental law as part of its post-Brexit governance plans, environment secretary Michael Gove has suggested.

Addressing members of the Scottish parliament this morning, Gove said the department was considering a number of options to replace some of the powers enjoyed by EU institutions to enforce environmental principles and targets.

“We are exploring whether or not there should be a new system of environmental law tribunals,” he said.

The new tribunals would help develop “a body of expertise in the legal profession that can ensure we have a rapid adherence to regulations and laws that guarantee a high level of environmental protection”, he explained.

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