20 Apr '17, 3pm

This #GeneralElection is chance to commit to a healthy environment, says our CEO @CraigBennett3

This #GeneralElection is chance to commit to a healthy environment, says our CEO @CraigBennett3

Prime Minister Theresa May has called a general election. She says she needs a strong mandate for her Brexit plans. I think the election also gives the Prime Minister and other political party leaders a perfect opportunity to recommit to existing environmental protections and improve the health of our environment, year on year. We know they have the support of the British public for not weakening environmental protections. In a poll we conducted last summer : 83% said Britain should pass laws providing a higher (46%) or the same (37%) level of protection for wild areas and wildlife species than current EU laws. Only 4% want lower protection. 81% want to keep an EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been found to pose a threat to bees, with only 5% saying it should end. 57% said British farming subsidies should put either more (25%) or the same (32%) emphasis on envi...

Full article: https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/general-election-2017-chance-c...

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