UK risks ‘falling behind’ EU green protections after Brexit deal

Green groups and opposition parties in the UK have warned that the new Brexit deal risks scrapping continued alignment with EU environmental rules in favour of a US-style approach

Green groups and opposition parties in the UK have warned that the new Brexit deal risks scrapping continued alignment with EU environmental rules in favour of a US-style approach. 

Despite assurances from British prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK would keep the “best tradition of the highest standards of environmental protections” after Brexit, MPs warned that the new deal leaves the environment considerably more vulnerable than under the agreement negotiated by Theresa May. 

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