20 Apr '16, 10am

#Remain in the #EU to protect our #environment . #Brexit #RemainInEU The Ecologist

#Remain in the #EU to protect our #environment . #Brexit #RemainInEU The Ecologist

The EU isn't perfect, and ongoing reform to strengthen environmental rules is clearly needed. But the idea of leaving our precious environment in the hands of the current set of ministers fills me with terror. There are many good reasons for Britain to remain a member of the European Union. In a fast-changing world we need international rules to control big business and finance, and to ensure that people's rights are protected - at work and as consumers. We also need to work across borders to meet global challenges - like the refugee crisis - head on. But, for all the advantages of EU membership, none stand out quite so clearly as the European Union's role in protecting our environment. In many ways, it's easy to see why working with our European neighbours makes sense. The threats our environment faces - from cross-border pollution, to overfishing in our seas and climate ...

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