Like one of my earlier posts this is not a political stance or at least not in terms of party bias. We are on the eve of an important vote that could significantly affect our country for decades.
The majority of the battle grounds for Brexit have really focussed on immigration and economic issues - albeit there has been a distinct lack of clarity on both of those and, I believe, as a "nation" we are going to the polls as the least educated set of voters on any British vote in the last century.
Environmental matters were briefly mentioned in one of the debates but have not majored in media and press. I can't help but agree with Natalie that "By voting to leave we would be adding a whole extra layer of problems". The government would not be bound by EU target commitments and policies - look what they did even when bound by those!
As Ed says "Since we have been in the EU... our environment has improved". Yes there is more than the environment to consider when thinking of which way to vote but leaving would certainly put our environmental position in jeopardy and should not be considered lightly when deciding where to put that cross!
"Exiting the European Union (EU) would create yet more uncertainty for Britain's energy and environment policy, which has already fallen into a state of "disaster" after a series of "dreadful" decisions from the Conservative Government. Both Bennett and Davey lambasted the UK’s recent raft of energy policy changes– from punitive renewable energy subsidy cuts and the abandonment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) funding, through to the axing of key efficiency schemes and the relentless pursuit of a “fracking fantasy”. "And if Britain votes to leave the EU this week, even more control would be placed into the hands of a Government that has “done a huge amount of damage” to investor confidence – a move that could therefore spell “environmental disaster” for the nation."