Proposal for new Environmental Protection Act welcomed by CIEH
Publication Date: 9th January 2017
Following the publication of the Environmental Audit
Committee’s report into the future of the natural environment after the EU
Referendum, Tony Lewis, CIEH’s Head of Policy said:
matter where the legislation originally comes from. The key point is that
existing regulations that protect our environment and maintain high food
standards must be safeguarded at all costs as it has a direct impact on the health
and wellbeing of everyone in the country.
indeed presented us with a unique opportunity to improve and shape new
legislation on our own terms, using existing EU regulations as a good starting
point. The call from the committee for a new Environmental Protection Act is a
step in the right direction, recognising the context has fundamentally shifted
in the past 30 years.”
Tony Lewis added:
“Any new legislation needs to be fit for purpose for today’s challenges, it
must be implemented before negotiations on Brexit are concluded and Britain
formally leaves the EU and it must also have sufficient levels of resources. It
is therefore going to be crucial that Defra has a seat at the table when it
comes to Brexit negotiations to ensure this becomes a reality and not a pipe
Notes to editors
For CIEH enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020
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Link to Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘The
Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum’: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvaud/599/59902.htm
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