Legal experts lambast Environment Bill

The Environment Bill does not “enshrine the highest standards in law” as the prime minister claimed, according to a letter signed by 23 experts in environmental law.

In a letter in the Telegraph newspaper, the 17 legal professors and 6 leading environmental lawyers, among them University College London professor Eloise Scotford and Stephen Tromans QC, dismissed a series of official statements about the legislation. It follows the bill’s second reading on Monday evening, when the government confirmed that it would bring back the legislation, should it be re-elected.

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