14 Nov '11, 10am

Govt risking lives by watering down air pollution rules: MPs slam Ministers for failing to…

Govt risking lives by watering down air pollution rules 14 November 2011 Responding to a new report [Monday 14 November] by Parliament's green watchdog that says the Government is putting thousands of lives at risk by trying to dilute EU air quality rules instead of cutting pollution on UK roads, Friends of the Earth London Campaigner Jenny Bates said: "It's shocking that the Government is trying to dilute rules that protect people from health problems caused by polluted roads - especially when our most vulnerable communities are hit hardest. "We need bold action from Ministers and Boris Johnson to cut the huge amount of dirty traffic on our streets and slash air pollution to safer EU limits. "More funding for better public transport and schemes to boost walking and cycling would make everyone healthier and tackle the threat of dangerous climate change." ENDS Notes to edit...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/eac_air_poll...

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