How bad is Gove for the environment? Very, very bad

Owl says: Isn’t it a good job that Claire Wright persuaded Devon County Council to agree that they will accept nothing less than EU regulations in Devon:
http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/devon_county_council_signs_up_to_my_motion_on_protecting_devons_nature_afte

Unfortunately, Hugo Swire refused to commit to making any pledges on the environment:
http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/hugo_swire_appears_to_refuse_to_sign_environment_pledge

“His record of voting against measures to halt climate change and his attempt to wipe the subject from our children’s curriculum show him entirely unfit to lead our country in tackling one of the greatest threats we face,” she [Caroline Lucas] said.

“And as we enter Brexit negotiations, Gove’s past suggestion we scrap vital EU environmental protections becomes ever more concerning.

“This appointment is further evidence of both Theresa May’s complete disregard for the environment and her desperation to hold together a government in chaos.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/gove-unfit-to-serve-as-environment-secretary-says-greens-leader-caroline-lucas_uk_593e5bd1e4b0c5a35ca0f6b6