31 Jul '14, 10am

Intriguing that @LibDems are considering a new environmental law #environmentnetwork

The Liberal Democrats hope to place Britain's forests in a protected trust to stop them ever being sold off and have committed to planting more than 3.5 million trees in towns, cities and villages over the next parliament if they remain in power, Dan Rogerson, an environment minister, has said. The measures would be introduced through a nature bill that is being drawn up by the party to bring in greater protections for the environment, including enshrining in law targets on clean air and water. FURTHER READING Sir Stuart Rose urges politicians to defy ‘flat-earthers' and deliver vote-winning green policy RWE launches legal challenge to Pickles wind farm block Under the plans, the Lib Dems are suggesting a target of more than 700,000 trees per year, or 3.5 million over the course of a parliament, which is threefold the number due to be planted under the coalition's Big Tree...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2358130/lib-dems-sug...

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