SNP vows to protect EU environmental protection

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will pressure the UK government to ensure EU rights and protections, including those related to the environment, are not removed once the UK leaves the bloc, according to the party’s manifesto. 

The SNP manifesto, published today, also pledged to prevent the administration in Westminster using Brexit to water down commitments to tackle climate change, or to undermine the EU’s efforts on climate and the environment.

‘We are determined to safeguard the advances which have already been made, while continuing to protect and enhance our environment in the years ahead. We will defend the interests of environmental scientists from across the EU who contribute so much to the success of Scotland’s research institutes,’ the manifesto states.

The pledge came as documents leaked to campaign group Greenpeace revealed ...

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