Slovakia referred to EU Court over poor air quality

According to the Commission, the air quality measures presented by Slovakia have not proven to be timely and effective to reduce pollution within the agreed limits

Greece referred to EU Court over poor air quality

The Commission said Greece has not taken adequate measures for the reduction of PM10 concentrations in the agglomeration of Thessaloniki

EU Commission refers France to Court over poor air quality

Data provided by France confirms the ‘systematic failure’ to meet EU rules on PM10 limit values in the zones of Paris and Martinique for 12 and 14 years respectively

Did New Year’s fireworks spark pollution spike?

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Boris’ sticky situation means cleaner air for London

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to trial a dust suppressant technology around roads under construction and industrial sites in an effort to improve the capital’s air quality. Fifteen locations in five boroughs are set to benefit from the technology having received funds and equipment from the Mayor and Transport for London, with the […]

Government sued over air pollution

The government is facing legal action over allegedly failing to protect people from air pollution. Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth have today filed a judicial review against the Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, challenging Defra’s “refusal” to set out plans to bring emissions under the legal limit. Lawyers at the registered charity, which is bankrolled by grants […]

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 […]