Government faces fresh legal threat over clean air targets in wake of Covid-19

Cecilia Keating
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The Clean Air Strategy does not include targets for particulate matter | Credit: Ralph Spegel
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The Clean Air Strategy does not include targets for particulate matter | Credit: Ralph Spegel

Clutch of campaigning organisations seek judicial review of Defra's refusal to investigate reported links between pollution and Covid-19 health outcomes

Legal action has been launched this week to force the government to review its air pollution strategy two years ahead of schedule in light of mounting scientific evidence that suggests dirty air worsens...

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