Environment Bill: Villiers defends green watchdog plans after MPs’ criticism

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has sought to allay fears that the government’s post-Brexit green watchdog lacks independence, as part of DEFRA’s response to parliamentary scrutiny of the Environment Bill.

by Simon Pickstone
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has said the new Environment Bill gives more teeth to a proposed green watchdog. Photograph: Steve Taylor/Getty Images
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has said the new Environment Bill gives more teeth to a proposed green watchdog. Photograph: Steve Taylor/Getty Images

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