According to top environmentalists, as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, many safeguards to protect Britain’s wildlife as well as to fight climate change, may be fed to the birds.
A big proponent for Britain to remain in the EU was Friends of the Earth. Under a framework of countries working together, enormous environmental problems are easier to tackle.
More than 70% of British environmental regulation was set by European legislation. Now that England has broken free from EU’s shackles, England does not have to comply.
John Sauven, the Greenpeace UK executive director said,
Many of the laws that make our drinking and bathing water safe, our air cleaner, our fishing industry more sustainable and our climate safer now hang by a thread… There is a very real fear that Cameron’s successor will come from the school that supports a bonfire of anti-pollution protections.
Not only environmental research, but this breakup worries every scientist in the United Kingdom, because it could possibly disrupt scientific funding and as a result, the United Kingdom’s role in international research communities.
However this removal from the EU transpires, funding for research will certainly suffer. In addition, the restriction of the EU in terms of free access from one member state to another, might hamper British scientists.
The EU has always been a leader in environmental regulations. EU regulations forced Britain to limit fracking, remove pollution from beaches and recycle more. Rory Stewart, UK’s environmental minister issued that Britain’s protection of wildlife would be weakened, now that Britain has left the EU.