The British government has launched a consultation on implementing the 2004 EU environmental liability directive in the UK except Scotland. All member states are required to transpose the directive into national law by April.
In a statement released on Friday, the government said it fully supported the directive’s aim of extending the "polluter pays" principle but stressed that this should be done in a "responsible and proportionate way". The consultation is open until 16 February.
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