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Campaigners respond to air pollution court decision and tell Government to act now!

5 July 2017

Campaign for Better Transport responds to the High Court ruling today, 5 July, that the UK Government’s draft Air Quality Plan is not unlawful as it is in draft form and may change.

ClientEarth took further legal action against the Government after dismissing the latest air quality plan as too weak and failing to deal with illegal levels of air pollution.

Bridget Fox, Campaign for Better Transport’s Sustainable Transport Campaigner, said:

“We shared the concerns raised by ClientEarth that the Government's draft Air Quality Plan was not fit for purpose. We note that the draft status of the Government plan means that it stands for now. There is no excuse for any further delay in bringing forward an improved final plan. 

“Action on air pollution is long overdue. The Government must act urgently and give local authorities the funding and the powers to tackle polluting traffic and ensure we have air that is fit to breathe.” 

ENDS

For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984

773468  richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

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