Environment Bill: Government beefs up green watchdog

The government’s proposed green watchdog would have the power to scrutinise the government’s climate change targets and request a new form of legal review of public bodies suspected of breaching environmental law, as set out in the full Environment Bill published on Tuesday.

by Simon Pickstone
The government's full Environment Bill, published on Tuesday, would give a proposed green watchdog more powers to enforce environmental law. Photograph: diliananikolova/Getty Images
The government's full Environment Bill, published on Tuesday, would give a proposed green watchdog more powers to enforce environmental law. Photograph: diliananikolova/Getty Images

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