Evidence to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by Clean Air in London 6 June 2012 (links to four Guides updated 250612) Evidence submitted ahead of oral evidence session on air quality … Continue reading

Suspending M4 bus lane breached air pollution law

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The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP Secretary of State for Transport c/o Network Delivery & Development Highways Agency Floor 4C Federated House London Road Dorking Surrey RH4 1SZ By post and email: Mr C Cooper, Floor 4B ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk 15 May … Continue reading

Government caves in and releases ministerial briefing papers hours before London elections

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Government caves in and releases ministerial briefing papers hours before London elections It has taken over three years for Simon Birkett (Founder and Director of Clean Air in London), backed by Friends of the Earth’s Rights and Justice Centre and … Continue reading

Guide to solutions: Mayor Johnson caught taking backward steps (again)

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Mayoral election: Boris Johnson caught reducing health protections for Londoners Vote for Jenny Jones (Green) or Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat); and give your second preference to Ken Livingstone (Labour).  Boris Johnson offers no new policies to reduce air pollution and … Continue reading

Public health fraud

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Using pollution suppressants in front of the official air quality monitors most-used to warn the public of smog episodes and report legal breaches is public health fraud on an industrial scale Clean Air in London (CAL) estimates, for example, that … Continue reading

Complaint to Commission

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) calls for Caroline Spelman MP to be held accountable and resign for the UK misleading the European Commission (Commission) over its Plans and Programmes for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other serious public health failings Commission … Continue reading

Environmental Audit Committee ‘disappointed’ by Government’s response to air quality inquiry

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Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published the Government’s response to its further inquiry into air quality EAC expresses it’s ‘disappointment’ that Government disagrees with many of its recommendations. Government denies its approach is ‘business as usual’ Government admits it … Continue reading

Olympic transport plans would cause unmitigated breaches of air pollution laws

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The Transport Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by: Clean Air in London 26 February 2012 Transport plans for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Introduction 1.   The Transport Committee has invited written evidence on the transport plans … Continue reading

Guide to legal issues: UK is cheating on air quality laws and misleading the European Commission

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UK is cheating on air quality laws and misleading the European Commission Air quality laws are breached every day by a factor or two or more along London’s busiest roads (and elsewhere).  No other public health or environmental standard is breached … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ launches manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly election

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls on all the Mayoral candidates to promise in their manifestos to end the biggest public health crisis for decades We need a Mayor who will: Lead the fight to improve London’s air; Clean up London’s … Continue reading

Updating the Clean Air Act for modern fuels and technologies

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Clean Air Act and Solid Fuel Burning in London What is the Clean Air Act? The Clean Air Act is legislation that regulates how fuels are burnt in homes, commercial premises and smaller  industrial  operations.  Its  focus  is  on  the … Continue reading

Manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections

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A manifesto for ‘clean air in London’ for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections in 2012 London must lead the world in tackling ‘invisible’ air pollution as it did after the ‘visible’ Great Smog of 1952 Clean Air in London … Continue reading

Smog could affect athletes

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Top lung scientists have warned a “Summer Smog” could affect Olympic athletes in London Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in London are comparable with those in Beijing before it acted to ensure the success of the 2008 Olympics Mayor must … Continue reading

‘Clean Air in London’ lodges complaint over breaches of air pollution laws in London

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Ms Catherine Day Secretary-General European Commission Secretariat-General B-1049 Brussels Belgium Commissioner Potočnik Commissioner for the Environment European Commission Environment Directorate-General B-1049 Brussels Belgium By email and registered post:  SG-PLAINTES@ec.europa.eu and janez.potocnik@ec.europa.eu 15 January 2012 Dear Secretary-General Day and Commissioner Potočnik Complaint … Continue reading

Guide to health impacts: ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health failing or ‘cover-up’ for decades

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‘Invisible’ air pollution: the biggest public health failing or ‘cover-up’ for decades Air pollution is much worse than most of us have realised.  It regularly exceeds twice World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and legal limits near our busiest roads in … Continue reading