Published on 8 Dec 2016 Sections ,

Will the red, white and blue Brexit be green?

Science Editor

From clean air to the use of pesticides – much of the country’s environmental protection rules are bound up with our membership of the EU. But what happens next? Today leading environmental campaign groups came together in a new coalition Greener UK – declaring Brexit could provide an opportunity to make Britain a world leader on green policy – and to keep those protections in place.