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Views vary on Brexit threat to environmental regulation

Is Brexit merely a cover-up for widespread deregulation in the UK, including  measures designed to reduce pollution, punish environmental offenders and protect habitats?  The greenest groups are convinced that the current Government at least is determined to dilute legal protections. Others see no such intent and believe that there may actually be opportunities to improve and enhance environmental...
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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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The changing face of environmental regulation: a challenge for multi-national business

Environmental regulation is changing at an exponential rate. Around the world there has been a significant strengthening of regulation, consisting not only of tighter new rules but also more rigorous, consistent enforcement. For multi-national organisations the consequences of not being prepared locally and the impact of an environmental incident can be severe. Global law firm Clyde & Co pr...
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