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UK Environmental Bill 2019-2020

Currently, the UK's water, air, waste and wildlife standards are enforced by the EU. Previous assertions by the government suggested that post-Brexit such standards would remain at a high level. However, several previous opportunities, four to date, have been passed up by the government without concrete commitment, leaving many to believe these assessments merely provide a veneer appearance of concern when in fact no real concern may exist. The cost of a relaxation of the protection standards will have immeasurable and long term negative consequences to land, water, and wildlife. This bill is up for debate today, the proceedings of which shall hopefully provide more clarity...