Thursday February 27, 2020

North could slash environment standards to win business post-Brexit

The current cross-border cooperation on such issues as migratory birds, waste management, and the protection of diverse habitats could break down in the aftermath of Brexit, according to a policy paper by lobbying group the Environmental Pillar

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
2nd September, 2018

Northern Ireland could slash its environmental standards after Brexit, giving it a competitive advantage over the South, according to a coalition of Ireland’s top environmental NGOs.

The current cross-border cooperation on such issues as migratory birds, waste management, and the protection of diverse habitats could break down in the aftermath of Brexit, according to a policy paper by lobbying group the Environmental Pillar.

The Pillar – which lobbies for dozens of environmental NGOs...

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