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Thu May 2, 2013, 04:40 PM

UK government failing legal duty on air pollution, supreme court rules



(Guardian UK) The UK government has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, the supreme court ruled on Wednesday.

The ruling by five judges the first time a UK court has recognised that the government has failed in efforts to meet European air pollution limits delighted air pollution campaigners.

It means the government faces stiff European fines and British cities may have to ban cars and limit the entry of heavy good vehicles to dramatically reduce air pollution.

But because the court also ruled that the European court of justice will have to step in to clarify some legal issues, the government may be able to delay acting for up to a year. .......................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/01/government-pollution-supreme-court



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dipsydoodle May 2013 #1

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Thu May 2, 2013, 04:48 PM

1. London has already got a low emission zone

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