30 Jul '17, 1pm

The World Embraces Electric Cars But Trump Loves Big Oil #care2

The World Embraces Electric Cars But Trump Loves Big Oil #care2

This week, the U.K. government announced that no more new diesel and gasoline vehicles would be manufactured after 2040 in an attempt to mitigate air pollution across the country. The announcement was part of a £3 billion (almost $4 billion) clean air strategy: “Air Quality Plan for Nitrogen Dioxide ,” and it sets out how the U.K. will be reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. One reason for the emergence of this plan was a report from the Royal College of Physicians published in February, 2016, which stated, “Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable to exposure to outdoor air pollution which plays a role in many of the major health challenges of our day.” In addition, the government had a deadline of July 31 to come up with a strategy to comply with European Union air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide , or face a hearing at the European C...

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