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Environment Agency’s obligations after Brexit

Environment Agency’s obligations after Brexit
Published on: 11 February 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment Agency’s obligations after Brexit
  • Following Brexit, the EA has taken on a number of new obligations that previously fell to European bodies. Can you tell us more about these obligations and how the EA will deal with them?
  • What are likely to be the wider implications of Brexit for environmental regulation?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Gethin Thomas, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, discusses the Environment Agency’s (EA) obligations and responsibilities post Brexit (after the end of the Brexit transition period), in particular in relation to waste exports and ozone-depleting substances (ODS). He also considers the wider changes likely to be affected to environmental regulation by Brexit, and in particular, what the powers the Office for Environmental Protection will have in relation to breaches of environmental law duties by public bodies. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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