27 Feb '18, 4pm

Germany's Top Court: Cities Can Ban Diesel Cars to Fight Air Pollution

German cities can ban older diesel vehicles from its roads to combat air pollution , the country's highest federal administrative court ruled Tuesday. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has allowed the cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to legally ban the most polluting diesel cars from zones worst affected by pollution, paving the way for other cities to issue similar bans. "This ruling gives long-awaited legal clarity that diesel restrictions are legally permissible and will unavoidably start a domino effect across the country," Ugo Taddei, an environmental lawyer from ClientEarth who worked on the case, told CNN Money . "Putting traffic restrictions on the most polluting vehicles is the quickest and most effective way to protect people from harmful air pollution." The ban was opposed by the country's $616-billion-a-year automotive industry and Chancellor Angel...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/germany-diesel-cars-2540356084.html

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