July 09, 2019

The impact of Brexit on environmental law in the UK

Simon Tilling and Ben Stansfield

Brexit—the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s (UK’s) proposed departure from the European Union (EU)—will undoubtedly have an impact environmental law and protection in the UK, and many fear it would be for the worse. But it should nevertheless be said that Brexit has stimulated a healthy and vibrant debate on what the UK might achieve once environmental policy and law is back in its own hands. In this article, we look ahead to what might happen, if, and when, the UK exits the EU (at the time of writing, the UK is still “in,” just!).

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