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Tag : ClientEarth

Highways England inaction on air pollution ‘unlawful’, government told

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Government plans to tackle air quality must take in pollution on England’s major road network.

Move petrol and diesel car ban to 2030, say Government’s eco advisors

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The Government’s 2040 target of ending sales of new petrol and diesel cars/vans is too late to tackle climate change and should be moved to 2030, … Read More »

Councils get legal risk warning over ‘glacial’ progress on air pollution

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Local authorities in England and Wales have received a written warning of the legal risk of inaction on air pollution after missing government deadlines to produce … Read More »

Clean Air Strategy ‘misses golden opportunity to clean up air pollution’

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The Government has been slammed for failing to address air pollution from transport as it publishes its final Clean Air Strategy.

EU U-turn to force major changes for real-world emissions

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Carmakers will need take giant strides in real-world emissions performance to meet Euro 6 emissions limits following a ruling made today by the Court of Justice of … Read More »

Further diesel bans for German cities

8 months ago / 0 comments

Older diesels are to be banned from Bonn and Cologne in Germany from April 2019 following a court ruling.

Defra hints at eight more clean air zones

9 months ago / 0 comments

Defra is requiring eight new councils to draw up plans to curb illegal air pollution, after court-ordered local monitoring showed higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) … Read More »

UK air quality plans ‘woefully inadequate’, says ClientEarth

11 months ago / 0 comments

Environmental action group, ClientEarth, has slammed the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan and Road to Zero strategies, claiming neither of them solve long-standing problems with national … Read More »

UK rental and leasing sector brings in £49bn a year, BVRLA report shows

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The vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £49bn per year to the UK economy while playing a major role in supporting domestic vehicle and engine … Read More »

Consultation on clean air zone for Leeds to cover post-2020 ambitions

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Leeds City Council is to start a statutory public consultation on its proposed clean air charging zone, including feedback on air quality solutions post-2020.

New clear air consultation shows government ‘out of ideas’

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A new air quality consultation asking for input on new ways to cut air pollution in ‘third-wave’ local authorities’ areas has been criticised by eco experts … Read More »

Government’s Clean Air Strategy leaves ‘transport-shaped hole’

1 year ago / 9 comments

The Government has published its draft Clean Air Strategy, covering a variety of issues including air pollution from farming and domestic fuels but with minor action … Read More »

Mandate Clean Air Zones, government told

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK government should mandate Clean Air Zones in the 32 areas where NO2 limits are being breached, and introduce a tax levy for non-ULEVs to … Read More »

UK air pollution at unsafe levels, latest WHO data finds

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fine particle air pollution in the UK is exceeding recommended limits in around half of towns and cities in the UK covered by measurements, leading to … Read More »

‘Breakthrough’ Bosch technology could provide future for diesel

1 year ago / 0 comments

Bosch has developed new technology that it says could stop, once and for all, the debate about the death of diesel and ensure a future for … Read More »

Bring forward 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales, say MPs

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The current 2040 target to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars must be brought forward to help deal with an “air quality catastrophe”.

German cities win right to ban diesel

1 year ago / 0 comments

Germany’s highest administrative court has ruled that cities can ban diesel cars to tackle air pollution in a move that could set a precedent worldwide.

Governments and private sector urged to collaborate on cleaner mobility

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The UK and Welsh governments must work with the private sector to help drive the shift to cleaner vehicles, including EVs.

UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat … Read More »

Welsh government to push ahead with air quality plans

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Welsh government is to draw up timetabled air quality plans as it admitted at a High Court hearing that its lack of a plan was … Read More »

Majority support charges for Clean Air Zones

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More than half of the British public would back the introduction of charges for Clean Air Zones.

UK government to face court hearing over ‘flaws’ in quality plans

2 years ago / 0 comments

Pressure is mounting on the UK government to take more stringent action on air quality, including deploying charging clean air zones nationwide, with the news that it will … Read More »

Clean Air Zones must be mandatory, MPs told

2 years ago / 0 comments

MPs on a cross-party inquiry into the UK Government’s air quality plans have been told by environmental lawyers that charging Clean Air Zones must be made … Read More »

Scandal over air quality to increase pressure for new diesel taxes

2 years ago / 0 comments

Pressure is mounting on the government to introduce new diesel taxes as revelations come to light that ministers knew about the health hazards from diesel vehicles … Read More »

UK government faces third round of legal action over air pollution

2 years ago / 0 comments

ClientEarth has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with plans to take the government to court for a third time over illegal air pollution as it builds the … Read More »

Government warned of fresh legal action over air pollution

2 years ago / 1 comments

A growing number of local authorities are failing to meet air quality targets according to environmental law firm ClientEarth, which is threatening fresh legal action against the … Read More »

EU emissions rules could cause another Dieselgate, warns legal firm

2 years ago / 0 comments

Environmental law firm ClientEarth has launched legal action against the European Commission as it warns that new EU rules on emissions control systems could prompt another … Read More »

Government still failing on air pollution despite Supreme Court order

2 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of the UK is still in breach of European Union legislation some 18 months after the Supreme Court ordered ministers to tackle air pollution.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

2 years ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet from the last week… High Court rules against challenge to air quality plan Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth have lost their latest … Read More »

High Court rules against challenge to air quality plan

2 years ago / 0 comments

Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth have lost their latest legal battle against the Government, with a High Court judge ruling that the draft air quality plans are … Read More »