Our wildlife is at risk – take action!
The UK Government has consulted on proposals to incorporate environmental principles into law and establish a new environmental watchdog through their new Environment Act. But their current proposals are too weak, particularly with regards to the powers of the new regulatory body which will reduce protection for our environment. The Wildlife Trusts, as part of the Greener UK coalition, have used the passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill through Parliament to draw attention to the ‘governance gap’ post-Brexit, and the urgent need to close it. We are calling for:
- A stronger watchdog, with the powers it needs to hold the UK Government to account (including the power to initiate legal proceedings and issue fines where necessary)
- Environmental principles which will apply to all public authorities and agencies
- The Government’s proposed legislation to go further and become an ambitious Environment Act which sets targets for nature’s recovery.
Please write to your MP and ask what they will do to ensure we get the robust environmental laws and green watchdog we need that can hold Government and other public bodies to account if they break the rules. Use the Write To Them website to find contact details write to your MP and please drop us a line at email@example.com to let us know if you receive a reply. Thank you.