Environmental protection rolls back as states roll back protections for the environment article The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said on Thursday that it has found that U.K. law allows for a number of environmental protections to be rolled back, including those for endangered species.
The move comes as a number are being scrapped under a bill in Britain that was introduced last month.
The UK law, introduced in May, requires governments to provide more than half the environmental protections they have, and that protection must be at least as strong as the level needed to ensure the health of the environment.
But the government is not required to provide the same protection in all areas, and there are also exemptions for the public good.
According to a report released by the U.NSCEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the government of the U