The Red Tape Challenge and the Climate Change Act
"Red tape" is not always a bad thing.
The Coalition government is proposing scrapping 278 environmental laws (among thousands of laws and regulations) as part of its ‘Red Tape Challenge’, launched on 7th April. The government is ‘crowdsourcing’ proposals for which laws should be scrapped. Ministers face a basic presumption that laws and regulations listed in the Red Tape Challenge should be scrapped. The Climate Change Act and the Wildlife and Countryside Act are among the laws proposed for scrapping (as is the Equality Act).
Comments can be made on the Red Tape Challenge website at http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/environment/ (or http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk for the home page)
According to Low Carbon Communities: 'Currently lots of the comments on the environment section are calling for scrapping laws and regulations on climate change. This is an appalling subversion of the idea of ‘the wisdom of crowds’ and risks turning it into little more than mob rule.'