Scottish government risks air pollution court action

The Scottish Government could face legal action if it fails to tackle illegal air pollution blighting Scottish cities, ClientEarth has warned today.

ClientEarth won its UK-wide case for clean air in April 2015 when the Supreme Court ordered the UK Government to come up with plans to clean up air pollution as soon as possible. These plans, published in December, were inadequate and ClientEarth will be taking the UK Government back to court as a result.

Glasgow was used in ClientEarth’s case. The city is one of four zones identified in Scotland as having illegal and harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which comes mostly from diesel vehicles.

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