Everybody has their own priorities that they feel they have to protect by voting 'in' or 'out' at the upcoming EU referendum.
For me, the environment is one of my key concerns.
This is a great article explaining the environmental impacts of a potential exit from Europe which has helped me make my decision.
There has been much debate in the media on the pros and cons of Britain’s potential exit or ‘Brexit’ from the EU. Most discussions have centred on issues like business, trade, and immigration. But one important matter that gets consistently overlooked is the impact of the decision for nature, wildlife and the environment. The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) states that the EU has developed ‘probably the most complete and influential body of environmental law and policy in the world’. If the UK leaves the EU but stays within the European Economic Area (EEA) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA), then it will still have to abide by many of these laws in order to retain access to the Single Market, but many more would no longer apply.