Wednesday 4 January 2017 / 3:38 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Government’s silence on whether important EU environmental protection laws will be maintained is a matter of serious concern – Rachael Maskell

Rachael Maskell MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
, said:

“Despite some warm words from Andrea Leadsom today, her
department’s continued failure to outline a plan for Brexit is deeply
disappointing. Rural communities, and the farming and fishing industries that
help sustain them, deserve better.

“What’s more, as the Environmental Audit Committee highlights, the
Government’s silence on whether important EU environmental protection laws will
be maintained is also a matter of serious concern. No matter where they live,
people in this country deserve legal protections for their right to clean air
and water, and I continue to urge the Government to guarantee that existing
levels of protection will not be watered down.”