The United Kingdom’s constitution contains provisions for the protection of the environment. Field 6. covers Prevention. It reads: “reducing, collecting, managing, treating or disposing of waste. This matter does not include— a. regulation of any activity in the sea; b. regulation of the provision of postal services by a person who holds, or is required to hold, a license from the Postal Services Commission authorizing the person to convey letters from one place to another (whether or not the license relates to the services). See below for further provision about what this matter does not include.
Matter 6.2 covers Disposal of waste in the sea where the waste has been collected, managed or treated on land. This matter does not include regulation of the following activities— a. depositing any substance or object in the sea or on or under the seabed from any vehicle, vessel, aircraft, marine structure or floating container; b. depositing any explosive substance or article in the sea or on or under the seabed; c. incinerating any substance or object on any vehicle, vessel, marine structure or floating container. See below for further provision about what this matter does not include.
Matter 6.3 addresses Protecting or improving the environment in relation to pollution. This matter does not include— a. regulating the composition and content of fuel used in— i. a means of transport, ii. non-road mobile machinery, or iii. an agricultural or forestry tractor; b. obligations upon persons who supply transport fuel at or for delivery to places in the United Kingdom to produce evidence showing the supply of renewable transport fuel; c. making provision regarding the proportion of renewable energy consumed in transport, including the imposition of requirements relating to sustainability that determine whether any particular renewable energy is to be counted towards any renewable energy obligation or target; d. provision of financial support in connection with— i. the production of renewable energy for consumption in transport, or ii.the use of that energy in transport, including the imposition of requirements relating to sustainability that determine whether any particular renewable energy qualifies for financial support. e. regulation of oil and gas exploration and exploitation in those parts of the territorial sea that are not relevant territorial waters.