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UK accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets 

Leaked papers reveal that Tory MEPs were told to support a ‘get-out clause’ in proposed new Europe-wide laws The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as … Continue reading

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MPs: UK air pollution is a ‘public health emergency’ 

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee … Continue reading

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Law firm in new legal threat over UK air pollution 

The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said … Continue reading

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Diesel vehicles could be banned from cities to clean up killer air pollution 

All Londoners must play their part in cleaning up the capital’s killer air pollution, former science minister Lord Drayson urged today. He called for a quicker switch to electric cars, vans and buses and for more people to cycle and … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Please don’t keep the home fires burning

With fewer people travelling to work, the end of December normally has low pollution. However, this year frosty weather meant that air pollution lingered and caused problems across the UK – especially in Merseyside, Manchester and Southampton. East Sussex Fire … Continue reading

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WHO names and shames UK cities breaching safe air pollution levels

British towns and cities have been named and shamed by the World Health Organisation for breaching safety levels for air pollution. Nine urban areas in the UK have been named by the global health body for breaching safe health levels … Continue reading

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City pollution sparks health alert: The list of Southampton blackspots

SOUTHAMPTON is today at the centre of a traffic pollution health alert, the Daily Echo can reveal. The city is lagging behind strict European emission controls – six years after they were put in place. Now environment campaigners say tough … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Kills: So Why Is the British Government Trying to Water Down Legislation?

Keith Taylor, Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East region, writes of the growing problem to public health from air pollution in The Huff Posts Daily Blog. “There is a growing realisation of the threats to public health … Continue reading

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