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 […]