Brexit risk to environment
Letter from experts to Defra secretary of state voices serious concerns
Fourteen senior environment and conservation experts have written to Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss MP
to warn about risks to the environment if Britain left the EU.
The letter, co-ordinated by Green Alliance, highlights that EU policy "has had a hugely positive effect on the quality of Britain’s beaches, our water and rivers, our air and many of our rarest birds, plants and animals and their habitats."
They stress "we would no longer be able to shape EU policy and our influence on the environmental performance of other member states would decline sharply once we were no longer at the negotiating table."
News release: 27 January 2016
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