MPs question strength of post-Brexit green watchdog

MPs have questioned whether the government's proposed Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) will have the autonomy and power to hold ministers to account over environmental laws.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Defra undersecretary Therese Coffey faced questioning from the Environment Food and rural Affairs Committee this morning on the OEP - which will replace the role of the European Commission in upholding environmental targets post-Brexit (see story).

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