The High Court has ordered a hearing into the government’s application to delay publication of a crucial clean air plan for the UK.
The UK Government made a last-ditch bid to delay publication of its air quality plans on Friday evening, citing “pre-election proprietary rules”.
The Mayor of London has announced the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect in April 2019, a year earlier than planned.
The mayors of London and Paris have announced an on-the-road emissions testing scheme for new cars and vans. The UK government should follow suit.
The chancellor has failed to grasp the severity of the UK’s air quality crisis. He should have imposed a first-year tax on diesel vehicles.
“We work every day to find ways to promote the use of alternatives to harmful chemicals that can be in all the products we buy and in the environment. There are thousands of chemicals that can be a threat for our health and the environment, therefore we have thousands of reasons to work to improve chemicals legislation, increasing transparency and banning chemicals of concern.”
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