The Environment Bill 

Everything you need to know about the Environment Bill, which sets out how the government intends to maintain environmental standards as the UK leaves the EU

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38 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

38 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The landmark Environment Bill would make significant changes to laws relating to air quality, water resources, waste management, nature improvement and chemicals, and sets out how a new green... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Environment Bill should mandate ‘national healthy air plan’, says ClientEarth

A series of recommendations to bolster the Environment Bill’s limited provisions on air quality were heard at Environmental Protection UK’s annual conference yesterday

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Government waters down green non-regression pledge

The government appears to have weakened its pledge to introduce a legally-binding commitment to uphold environmental standards after the UK leaves the EU

Environmental Politics

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

Brexit Hub Policy

Government confirms commitment to binding environmental non-regression

Prime minister Boris Johnson will seek to introduce into law a provision stopping future governments from lowering environmental standards after Brexit, MPs heard yesterday

Analysis

Brexit Hub Water

How the Environment Bill could allow ministers to move the goalposts on water quality

How the Environment Bill could allow ministers to move the goalposts on water quality

The Environment Bill sets out new binding standards for improving water quality after Brexit. But will it be enough? Simon Pickstone investigates

Environmental Politics

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 recruit

Environmental Politics

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?

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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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