29 Jul '11, 11am

For those #cycling in #london today: We've sued the UK government for failing to protect people from #airpollution

For those #cycling in #london today: We've sued the UK government for failing to protect people from #airpollution

A group of activist lawyers are suing the government, accusing it of drafting air quality plans that would fail to sufficiently reduce nitrogen pollution levels in many parts of the UK and of failing to consult the public on separate plans to cut levels of PM10 airborne particles. FURTHER READING London cycle hire scheme to expand west Will Defra rein in supermarkets' drifting plastic bag targets? Environmental organisation ClientEarth today confirmed it launched a judicial review against secretary of state for environment, food and fural affairs Caroline Spelman in the High Court for allegedly failing to protect people from toxic air pollution. Like many EU member states, the UK failed to meet legal limits set by the Commission for NO2 pollution by 1 January 2010. Forty of the UK's 43 air quality zones failed to meet the target. To prevent being referred to the EU Court o...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2097938/client-earth...

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