Government facing fresh legal action over air pollution levels

ClientEarth is taking legal action against the UK government for a third time over its persistent failure to bring air pollution to within legal limits in the shortest time possible.

 

ClientEarth is taking legal action against the UK government for a third time over its persistent failure to bring air pollution to within legal limits in the shortest time possible.

This comes a year after it celebrated a High Court victory forcing ministers to tackle a problem responsible for 29,000 premature deaths in the UK every year.

However, the proposals to date are still short of what is required, with ClientEarth CEO James Thornton adding: “It’s time ministers came clean about the size of the problem.”

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