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UK government tables ‘groundbreaking’ Environment Bill

The UK government last week formally tabled its long-awaited Environment Bill in Parliament, promising that the "landmark" legislation will reshape environmental regulation and enforcement in the UK post-Brexit. Currently, most of the UK's environmental rules are enforced by Brussels, but last week's legislation would see the creation of a new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) establ...
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UK Draft Environment Bill “Does Not Match EU Protections”

The Government’s draft Environment Bill does not match the current environmental protections provided by membership of the EU, according to the findings of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee.  The Committee’s scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill report is calling on the Government to make significant revisions to the Bill before presenting it to ...
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UK Government publishes post Brexit draft Environment Bill, in part

The government's promised green watchdog will be called the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP), and will have the power to take the government to court over environmental failings. That's one of the key details from the government's upcoming Environment Bill, published today by Defra as it set out the Bill's draft clauses on environmental principles and governance.  Defra Secretary Michael ...
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