Despite MPs repeatedly making it clear that a no-deal Brexit can’t be an option, the threat of leaving the European Union without a deal still remains.
While nearly all political parties have ruled out a no-deal Brexit, most importantly, the Conservative Party hasn't.
No-deal would simply be disastrous for our environment.
For example, it could:
- make it harder to punish polluters,
- leave companies free to sell chemicals that may threaten our health and environment,
- or leave us without anywhere to send our waste for recycling – a return to the dark days of burning and burying all our rubbish.
Some of the impacts could last for years. But even short-term problems like a rise in air pollution from queues at our ports will have an immediate impact on our health and environment.
What’s worse is that we won’t even be able to measure the damage or stop the government from ignoring environmental laws until a proper environmental watchdog has been set up.
This isn’t about leaving or remaining in the EU. No-deal needs to be ruled out to protect our wildlife, health and environment.
Want to know more about why we’re so worried about the effects of a no-deal Brexit on our environment? Read more here.
Please sign our petition urging the government to rule out a dirty no-deal Brexit.