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With Michael Gove at the helm, we risk seeing any future environment strategy watered down and vital EU protections for our wildlife, habitats and air quality slashed after Brexit

June 26, 2017 12:38 PM
By Kate Parminter in The Independent

Kate Parminter (https://twitter.com/kateparminter)Speaking to the Independent The Liberal Democrats' environment spokesperson Kate Parminter said: "With Michael Gove at the helm, we risk seeing any future environment strategy watered down and vital EU protections for our wildlife, habitats and air quality slashed after Brexit."

Ms Parminter added: "Two years on, the Conservative's long-awaited environment strategy is still nowhere to be seen," she said. "Instead we have a dismal record of failure, with no real attempts to tackle air pollution, address water shortages or reduce the risk of flooding."

She said the Lib Dems would oppose any attempts to cut environmental protection and called for a Nature Act with "clear, binding targets for biodiversity, clean air and water".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/michael-gove-25-year-environment-plan-delay-government-climate-change-brexit-a7807781.html