Treasury blocked moves to charge diesel cars to enter polluted UK cities

Treasury blocked moves to charge diesel cars to enter polluted UK cities
 

The Treasury blocked other government departments from charging diesel cars to enter towns and cities blighted by air pollution, documents revealed during a a high court hearing on Tuesday.
Legal NGO ClientEarth is challenging the government’s pollution plan, which by law should cut illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide in the “shortest possible time”. Air pollution causes 50,000 early deaths and £27.5bn in costs every year, according to the government’s own estimates, and was called a “public health emergency” by MPs in April.
It is the second time ClientEarth has sued the government over air... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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