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Environment Bill: UK government offers five principles for protecting nature – here's why they won't work

By Benjamin Sachs, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St Andrews
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Abandoned and then resurrected in 2020, the Environment Bill is now entering the final stages of its passage through Parliament. This is the UK government’s post-Brexit policy framework for issues like air quality, pollution, climate change and biodiversity.

Leaving the EU gave the UK Parliament the power to set its own environmental policy, a responsibility it has grappled with since July 2018, when a draft version of the Environment Bill was first announced. Campaigners have decried the government’s decision to reject…

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