UK MPs battle over post-Brexit environmental law

UK members of parliament have put forward a large number of amendments to the EU withdrawal bill to ensure that environmental protection continues after Brexit

UK members of parliament have put forward a large number of amendments to the EU withdrawal bill to ensure that environmental protection continues after Brexit.

Amendments concerning environmental issues have been tabled by several MPs, including Labour’s Mary Creagh, chair of the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, and Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

The bill passed second reading in September, and is due to go to committee stage next week. Amendments on environmental issues are expected to be debated on 15 November.

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