When characterising the modern environmental protection and natural resources legislation, it is possible to point out the general tendencies of its development. Along with certain positive tendencies (standardization, systematisation and others), there are also regressive elements to observe. Now, in specific branches of the legislation, there are changes towards a weakening of the requirements for environmental protection and an expanding space for uncontrolled environmental management.
Considering the constitutional principle of division of the government in the Russian Federation, guaranteeing non-interference to these or other branches of power from the
activity of each other, it is necessary to separate the de-ecologization of the legislation and the de-ecologization of the public administration.