The Government is weakening vital environmental protections by setting in motion deregulation that will see many of our most important environmental rules and protections discarded.
It has announced plans to bring forward the Retained EU Law Bill. This threatens to repeal 570 environmental laws by the end of 2023. Laws that have existed for decades to protect wild places and wildlife, ensure standards for water quality, pollution, and the use of pesticides.
The Bill will allow Ministers, and the Devolved Administrations, powers to extend deadlines to 2026, revoke legislation, or replace them with any alternative provision they consider appropriate.
We stand with other environmental charities such as the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts that are united against this and in support of nature.
Key areas of concern for Garden Organic are that rules governing the protection and regulation of habitats, plant products, chemicals and pesticides could be scrapped.
Please show you don’t support deregulation by taking one of the actions below:
• Sign the petition to stop laws being axed that protect our environment.
• Share your views on social media using the hashtag #NurtureNature or #AttackonNature.
• Gift our membership to friends and family to help grow the movement and enable us to fight on a national and international level about environmental matters important to you.