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Emissions-based road charging by 2018 and paid to walk or cycle by 2020

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New deal for taxi drivers that delivers the ‘Eight point transformation package’ proposed by Clean Air in London and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Private hire vehicles must meet the same emission standards as taxis and pay the congestion charge … Continue reading

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Airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick would breach air pollution laws

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Airports Commission: Consultation on Air Quality Assessment Airport expansion at Heathrow would cause aggravated breaches of nitrogen dioxide limit values and be unlawful Airport expansion at Gatwick would not be consistent with sustainable development Dear Sir Howard Clean Air in … Continue reading

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ASA says TfL made misleading claim in ULEZ advertisement

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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Transport for London (TfL), trading as the Mayor of London, made a misleading claim in an advertisement when it stated that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would ‘reduce vehicle pollution by half’ … Continue reading

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Mayor issues his first HIGH air pollution warning

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Quotes Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Well done Boris for issuing his first HIGH air pollution warning since launching his Breathe Better Together campaign on 30 January this year. “This episode, the third of … Continue reading

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Eight point transformation package for the taxi and PHV industry

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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) and Clean Air in London (CAL) invite the Mayor to commit to an ‘Eight point transformation package’ for the taxi and private hire industry in London for the benefit of current and future generations … Continue reading

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Investigation finds few hospitals comply with indoor air quality standards

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Mayor Johnson estimates 29 hospitals in central London will still be exposed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels exceeding the World Health Organisation guideline and legal limit in 2020 Clean Air in London (CAL) has found only four of 10 NHS … Continue reading

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Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology on diesel

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Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology on diesel Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Clean Air in London welcomes Labour’s admission of previous Government blunders favouring diesel over petrol.  We eagerly await … Continue reading

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Oxford Street has already breached nitrogen dioxide hourly limit value for 2015

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Oxford Street breached the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly limit value for the whole of 2015 on 4 January.  Putney High Street expected to breach on 5 January.  Brixton Road will breach soon Mayor has taken a succession of backward steps on … Continue reading

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Most-read stories of 2014

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2014. January First ever rankings for Top 10 death rates for every borough in London http://cleanair.london/hot-topics/first-ever-rankings-of-top-10-death-rates-for-every-london-borough/ February Europe at its ‘best’ takes legal action … Continue reading

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Defra condemned for proposals scrapping local air pollution monitoring

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Consultation on proposals to improve local air quality management (LAQM) in England Defra is proposing modified Option 3 from its 2013 consultation on LAQM (now Option 1), that was rejected by over 18,000 people and organisations, and to scrap ‘Further … Continue reading

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EAC report on air pollution slams Government and has no plaudits for Mayor

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Best report yet from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on air pollution slams the Government for five years of inaction and adds no credibility to the Mayor’s claims of success in London EAC puts forward a comprehensive and practical package … Continue reading

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Complaint to Advertising Standards Authority about Mayor’s ULEZ advertisement

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Londoners may be wildly misled by the Mayor’s claims of reductions in vehicle pollution Letter addressed to the Advertising Standards Authority dated 24 November 2014 Dear Sir or Madam I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) … Continue reading

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Mayor publishes health study revealing deaths attributable to NO2

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) estimates 5,061 deaths attributable to dangerous airborne particles (PM2.5) in London in 2020 and 5,159 in 2025.  These compare with the Mayor’s estimate of 4,267 for PM2.5 in 2008.  CAL estimates 2,684 deaths attributable to … Continue reading

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Massive win for ClientEarth on all counts in landmark air pollution case

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Court of Justice of the European Union Judgement in Case C-404/13 ‘The Queen, on the application of ClientEarth v The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ UK Supreme Court must require Defra, in this case, to … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ emphatically supports Cycle Superhighways

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Clean Air in London emphatically supports East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways However, Mayor Johnson must be honest about their impacts and address these in full.  CAL wants the Mayor to accelerate the implementation of the CSH and mitigate in full … Continue reading