Environment Bill: 10 shortcomings identified by critics

The landmark Environment Bill would make significant changes to a range of green laws and sets out how a new post-Brexit watchdog would enforce environmental rules. But observers have identified a range of shortcomings since its publication. Here are 10 of them.

1. The government would not legally be held to account for any targets it sets until 2037

The Environment Bill confirms that the government intends to create Statutory Environmental Improvement Plans (SEIP) to ensure the delivery of legally-binding environmental targets in areas such as air, water, waste and biodiversity by 2022.

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