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EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Oral evidence concluded.
In February 2017, the Committee published a report on Brexit: environment and climate change, which concluded that "an effective and independent domestic enforcement mechanism will be necessary, in order to fill the vacuum left by the European Commission in ensuring the compliance of the Government and public authorities with environmental obligations." Now that the Government has published plans for a new Office for Environmental Protection, the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will be examining whether their proposal will fill the gap left by leaving the EU.
Evidence given by Professor Richard Macrory, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law, University College London; Ruth Chambers, Senior Parliamentary Affairs Associate, Green Alliance; Professor Charlotte Burns, Researcher, Brexit and Environment Network; Debbie Tripley, Director of Environmental Advocacy and Policy, WWF-UK; Tom West, UK Environment Lead, ClientEarth; Begonia Filgueira, Brexit Task Force Co-Chair, UK Environmental Law Association; Martin Baxter, Project Board Member, Broadway Initiative.
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have written to the Secretary of State on their concerns over the proposed Office of Environmental Protection