The European Commission is taking action against the Italian government for failing to deal with Fiat Chryslers use of a “defeat device” in emissions tests.
We are continuing to study the government’s latest air quality plan, but on the face of it it looks much weaker than we had hoped for.
The government has confirmed that it will not appeal last week’s High Court judgment which ordered it to produce its air quality plans by 9 May.
EU countries have finally voted to secure tough new industrial pollution rules that could save thousands of lives each year.
The UK Government has failed in its attempt to delay publication of its air quality plans until after the General Election.
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