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Air pollution: Campaigners slam Government plan

17 December 2015

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the publication of the Government's Improving air quality in the UK.

James MacColl, Campaigns Director at Campaign for Better Transport said:

"The Government's plan to tackle air pollution goes nowhere near far enough. Dirty air from road transport causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. The Supreme Court demanded that the Government clean up, but instead they've just passed the buck to cash-strapped local authorities while continuing to plough billions into massive new road schemes. Given the paucity of ambition on show here, it's difficult to see how the Government can avoid being taken back to court." 

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For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

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