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Petition Protect UK Environment & Wildlife - adopt European environmental legislation.

The vote to leave the EU could leave our wildlife at risk. The EU has developed a strong set of laws that protect the environment and our wildlife. As these laws will not apply when the UK leaves the EU we need new laws for the UK that give our precious wildlife and environment the same protection.

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Wildlife didn't get much of a mention in the referendum debate, that's a shame as it was something that Europe treasures and its laws were very good for protecting the environment. Without new laws protected sites and our countryside might not be protected unless we have new laws that make sure we take care of it. Many species of plants, animals & invertebrates are declining, the UK Government should make it a priority to do what we can to stop this.

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MPs investigate future of environmental protection after the EU referendum

A group of MPs called the Environmental Audit Committee are investigating the future of environmental protection, following the EU referendum.
They are investigating this issue by questioning the Government and experts about it.
On 7 September they questioned Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Mr Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union about the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. They are now holding hearings on the future of environmental land management after the Referendum result.  
You can watch the session on Parliament TV:
You can read what was said in the session on the Committee’s website: 

Today (Tuesday 25 October) they question Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

You can find out more about this session including how to watch it live on this webpage:

You can find out more about the Committee’s work on this issue on the inquiry webpage:
What is the Environmental Audit Committee?
The Environmental Audit Committee looks at how the Government:
· Protects the environment
· Contributes to sustainable development
· Meets environmental targets
It's a cross-party committee and is independent of the Government.
You can find out more about the Environmental Audit Committee on its website: 

You can follow the Environmental Audit Committee on Twitter: @CommonsEAC  

This is a ‘select committee’. Find out how Select Committees work: