The Environment Bill 

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Environmental Politics

Who is Rebecca Pow, DEFRA’s new junior environment minister?

Who is Rebecca Pow, DEFRA’s new junior environment minister?

In a mini DEFRA reshuffle prompted by Amber Rudd’s resignation, Boris Johnson has appointed Rebecca Pow as a junior environment minister. Here’s what you need to know about the department’s newest... Read more

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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Spending Review: Javid pledges ‘infrastructure revolution’ to meet UK climate goals

The government will pump billions of extra pounds into infrastructure spending as part of its commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, chancellor Sajid Javid has announced

Brexit Hub Water

'Open sewers': Fast-track Environment Bill to tackle river pollution, ministers told

With EU exit day approaching, the government must urgently introduce measures to clean up the UK’s polluted rivers, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

‘Damaging and unjustified’: Environment Bill secrecy clause must go, NGOs urge

The government must drop secrecy provisions contained in the Environment Bill that would force the new green watchdog to withhold information about the organisations it is investigating, according to a group of 36 NGOs

Environmental Politics

NGOs welcome Theresa Villiers’ first speech as environment secretary

Environmental groups have welcomed Theresa Villiers’ first speech as environment secretary, which included commitments on land reform and handing on the natural environment to the next generation “in a better state than we found it”

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Environmental Politics

What’s going to be in the Environment Bill?

What’s going  to be in the Environment Bill?

The remaining parts of the draft Environment Bill are due to be published this autumn. What do we already know and what has yet to be resolved?

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Theresa Villiers: What mark will the ‘Brexit hero’ make at DEFRA?

New environment secretary Theresa Villiers has been hailed as one of the 'heroes of Brexit'. But are her eurosceptic credentials compatible with her pledge to protect and restore the natural environment? Simon Pickstone investigates

Environmental Politics

How the Environment Bill is taking shape

The new prime minster Boris Johnson has promised to ‘consecrate and advance’ DEFRA’s key policy initiatives, likely to include the flagship Environment Bill. In recent weeks, the outline of the bill has become clearer, reports Jocelyn Timperley

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Parliament Brexit Hub

'Too much wriggle room', 'Absurd caveat' – MPs and peers set out their Environment Bill green lines

'Too much wriggle room', 'Absurd caveat' – MPs and peers set out their Environment Bill green lines

As pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment Bill gets under way, some MPs and peers have already set their own ‘green lines’. Where will the flashpoints arise?

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