ClientEarth threatens UK with legal action as councils miss air pollution targets

Michael Holder
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Oxford Street is a major air pollution hotspot in London | Credit: Ysangkok
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Oxford Street is a major air pollution hotspot in London | Credit: Ysangkok

Green lawyer group warns government that without action to address 'holes' in latest UK air quality plan Defra will face legal action for the third time

The number of UK councils missing air pollution targets reached a seven-hear high last year, statistics show, prompting ClientEarth to threaten the government with further legal action unless "holes" in...

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