The Environment Bill is currently being debated in parliament with a number of strengthening amendments made by the House of Lords Two particular amendments have hit the news after Conservative MPs followed the party whip and rejected them
Peers had amended the legislation to set a limit on particle pollution which would be at least as strict as World Health Organisation guidance, by 2030.
Today's i newspaper features Sir Ed Davey's call for the government to bring in a beefed up version of Plan B as a matter of urgency to avoid a winter lockdown. Daisy Cooper also criticises the new Minister for Vaccines and Public Health for keeping a low profile. In the Commons yesterday, Layla Moran challenged the government on whether it is operating a policy of herd immunity.
Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has warned that the Government's new Net Zero Strategy is ignoring the "elephant in the room" by failing to include measures to stop investment in fossil fuel industries through the City of London.
The former Energy and Climate Change Secretary is calling for new oil, gas and coal companies to be banned from the London Stock Exchange and for urgent action to stop the UK hosting the world's fossil fuel investments.
Some number checking by Lib Dem members Cllr David Hughes and Peter Dobbs enabled a halt to be called on some controversial proposals by the Local Government Boundary Commission of England (LGBCE) back in July. We highlighted the issues in this article.
The LGBCE have published their revised scheme found here. Unfortunately, although they have addressed some of the arithmetic errors, they have retained several of the controversial features that we flagged up in July.