14 Nov '11, 4am

MPs urge @DefraGovUK to clear the #smog instead of fighting EU #airquality rules via @JessicaBG of @businessgreen

MPs will today urge the government to introduce a national network of low emissions zones instead of trying to water down EU air quality laws, warning that the new Localism Bill may unfairly pass the responsibility for action on to local councils. The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee will publish an updated assessment of the government's efforts to reduce the UK's dangerous levels of PM2.5 or PM10 particulate matter and chemicals such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2). FURTHER READING Mayor Boris urged to take responsibility for London's NO2 pollution Friends of the Earth confirms legal action over solar incentive cuts as deadline passes The Committee will conclude that it has received "no meaningful evidence" in the past year to suggest that progress towards meeting air quality targets has improved, despite the fact that the evidence of the damage caused by air poll...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2124549/mps-urge-def...

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