Commenting on the publication of the Repeal Bill, Ben Stafford, Head of Campaigns at WWF, said:
“There is a lot that our MP’s cannot agree on at the moment but improving the environment is something they recognise is important and this must be prioritised in the Repeal Bill. But despite this broad cross-party agreement and wide support from business and the public the UK Government has made little progress in recent years.
“If the Repeal Bill does bring EU environmental protections into UK law – and build upon and strengthen them – it will be a good start, but just a start. Only through strong laws and proper enforcement of them will we reverse the current decline in nature, ensure we honour our international commitments, and protect our countryside for future generations.”
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