18 Apr '11, 9am

Only effective green business lobbying can overcome "red tape challenge": Only regulations covering taxation and...

The angry reaction of green groups to news that the government is to include all of the UK's 278 environmental laws in its controversial "red tape challenge" is both understandable and unsurprising. After all, there is something concerning about the "greenest government ever" casually branding the Climate Change Act and Wildlife and Countryside Act as "red tape", before inviting the internet's anti-green trolls to lay into them in a taxpayer-sponsored moan-fest – sorry, I meant "crowdsourcing exercise". It is tempting to complain about the ideology of those within government that instinctively see all regulations as an unnecessary burden on business. However, it is largely counter-productive for the environmental movement to plead special measures when the "red tape challenge" will invite public comments on more than 21,000 pieces of regulation. Only regulations covering t...

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