Environmental regulations set to be slashed

Environmental regulations set to be slashed

The Guardian – Environmentalists angry over government plans to ‘cut red tape’ on rules over air, land and noise pollution and wildlife protectionScores of environmental regulations are to be slashed under government plans to be announced on Monday, the Guardian has learned.The rules affected include controls on asbestos, invasive species and industrial air pollution; protection for wildlife and common lands; as well as restrictions on noise nuisance and deadly animal traps.Ministers are expected to say the cutting of red tape will save businesses £1bn, but the move has shocked campaigners, who argue that th…

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