17 May '18, 3pm

Six European Countries Could Face Multi-Million Euro Fines Over Air Pollution

The European Commission confirmed in a statement Thursday that it would pursue legal action against six European countries for exceeding air pollution limits set for 2005 and 2010, Air Quality News reported . The commission is referring France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Hungary and Romania to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which could fine them millions of euros if they do not act quickly enough to solve the problem, The Guardian reported . According to Air Quality News, France, Germany and the UK are being brought to court for high levels of nitrogen oxide and Italy, Hungary and Romania for high levels of particulate matter. All six nations were given a final warning in January and failed to propose pollution plans that would solve the problem quickly enough, The Guardian reported. Air pollution kills more than 400,000 people in the EU each year. "We have waited a lon...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/europe-air-pollution-2569699657....

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