A post-Brexit regulatory ‘bonfire’ could scorch UK environmental protections

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2023
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The Brexit gong rang three years ago, but for green campaigners that sound was also the death knell for U.K. environmental protections. 

On the third anniversary of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union, a bill intended to revoke, replace or revise pieces of EU legislation is making its way through the House of Lords. It's also targeting EU environmental protections that have been part of U.K. law for years.

Civil servants have until the end of the year to go through those 1,000-odd pieces of environmental legislation and decide which ones to keep...

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