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Two hundred days since Environment Bill last seen

Posted On: 5 Oct 2020   |   Posted By: Client Earth

It has now been 200 days since the Environment Bill was last seen in Parliament, in a worrying sign for the UK's Brexit priorities, lawyers warn.
Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said we cannot afford “dither and delay” on tackling biodiversity loss, warning of “ catastrophic consequences for us all” if action was not forthcoming.
ClientEarth 's legal experts are calling on the Government to prioritise the Bill - which is the country's main piece of legislation to restore nature, deliver cleaner air and establish new and vital environmental protections, as the UK leaves the European Union.
Our UK Environment Lead Tom West said:
“The Government really needs to prioritise the Environment Bill, if it is to keep its Brexit promises of the UK enjoying world-leading environmental protection.
“The Bill is crucial to the UK government's environmental ambitions and fight to restore nature and ensure healthy air for all. Its provisions must be strengthened and then brought back to Parliament as soon as...

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