Where does Theresa Villiers stand on the environment?

Prime minister Boris Johnson has named Theresa Villiers, a former cabinet minister under David Cameron, as his new environment secretary.

An advocate for a hard Brexit, Villiers previously served as Northern Ireland secretary and as a junior minister in the Department for Transport. 

Some commentators have expressed alarm about her voting record on environmental issues, with votes against measures addressing climate change, adding incentives for renewables and increasing fracking regulation, and votes in favour of selling publicly-owned forests. However, in every instance, Villiers was simply following the party whip.

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