Fears for loss of “virtually all” air quality monitoring sites

Fears were raised over the New Year that thousands of sites which check air quality around England could be lost under government plans to cut red tape. The campaign group Clean Air in London (CAL) is worried “virtually all” of the 10,500-odd local monitoring sites are at risk. This would be “catastrophic”, it warned in […]

Campaign calls on would-be mayors to clean up London’s smog

A campaign group has called on London’s mayoral candidates to include legal frameworks to reduce pollution in the capital. Clean Air in London has warned current Mayor Boris Johnson that he is “well behind on this key election issue.” Pollution in parts of London averages over twice World Health Organisation maximum recommended levels and Boris […]

London narrowly avoids EU air quality fine

London has narrowly avoided a huge fine for breaching EU rules on air pollution. A letter from the European Commission, released by Defra through a Freedom of Information request, revealed the near miss.Campaigners worry the UK could still have to pay millions if London fails air quality levels again. EU laws restrict two types of […]