Environment Bill delayed

This isn't the action of a government wanting to show environmental leadership, says Friends of the Earth
  Published:  26 Jan 2021    |      1 minute read

Reacting to news that the government’s flagship environment bill has been delayed, and not expected to become law until the autumn, Friends of the Earth campaigner Kierra Box said:

“Boris Johnson’s flagship environment bill was already riddled with loopholes and omissions, and now appears to be listing badly.

“This delay is not the action of a government wanting to demonstrate world leadership on the environmental crisis.

“Ministers must get on with the urgent task of cutting pollution, improving biodiversity, and stemming the flow of plastic waste pouring into our environment.”

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Notes:

1. Friends of the Earth is calling on the government to accept an amendment to the Environment Bill that would set legally-binding targets for cutting plastic pollution