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These three post-Brexit bills bulldoze a hole through environmental protections | Fiona Harvey

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Wildlife, air quality and fish stocks are all at risk as ministers water down EU regulations Hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dormice did not figure highly in the EU referendum campaign, but they may turn out to be some of the first losers from Brexit. Rules on farmers cutting hedgerows and field margins that have protected the habitats of a variety of at-risk species are being lost amid the biggest shake-up of nature regulations in four decades. For three years, ministers have been proclaiming that leaving the EU would allow Britain to strengthen its environmental protections, and that all...
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