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Environment Bill delayed – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Reacting to news that the government’s flagship environment bill has been delayed, and not expected to become law until the autumn, Friends of the Earth campaigner Kierra Box said: 

“Boris Johnson’s flagship environment bill was already riddled with loopholes and omissions, and it now appears to be listing badly. 

“This delay is not the action of a government wanting to demonstrate world leadership on the environmental crisis. 

“Ministers must get on with the urgent task of cutting pollution, improving biodiversity, and stemming the flow of plastic waste pouring into our environment.” 

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For more information contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 020 7566 1649 / 07718 394786 (out of hours – please do not text this number) or by emailing media@foe.co.uk    

Notes:  

1. Friends of the Earth is calling on the government to accept an amendment to the Environment Bill that would set legally-binding targets for cutting plastic pollution

2. About Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We bring together more than two million people in 75 countries, combining people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact. For more information visit: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/ follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page

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